The motley crew of misfits helping Spain’s elderly villagers through Covid-19

Posted by on May 14, 2020 3:30 am
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A group of migrants, former addicts and ex-prisoners have found peace and purpose growing food for isolated villagers

At first sight, the 23 people who live together next to a petrol station in the Spanish city of Salamanca have little to bind them together.

Some are migrants who have braved sea crossings in small boats or the razor-wire fences of camps in Ceuta and Melilla in Morocco; some have struggled with drug or alcohol addiction; some have been in prison, and some have ended up on the streets.

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