October 17 was the international Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Four groups, the Abbé Pierre Foundation, France Inter, Génération réactive et la Fondation Agir contre l'exclusion de Seine-Saint-Denis decided to give four homeless persons a platform on twitter to narrate their everyday lives. They live in different cities of France: Paris, Metz or Bourges. The blog Tweets2rue explains in more details the objective of the project [fr]:
une expérience de 6 mois où la parole est directement donnée aux personnes de la rue pour raconter, via Twitter, leur quotidien ou partager leurs états d'âmes.
This will be a 6-months-long project in which homeless folks will directly tell their story via twitter, their everyday lives and their ups and downs
With their mobile phones, Patrick (@kanter57640, 47 and homeless for 3 years), Ryan (@usher226, 24, and homeless for 4 months), Nicolas (@nickopompons, 36, 10 year homeless) and Sébastien ( @DjamaikaPtiseb, 33, also 10 years without a home) will share their lives in the streets directly on social networks. You can also follow the project via the hashtag #tweets2rue.