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Laundry for homeless reveals Russian suspicion over social enterprise


Getting it together: Employees working at the warehouse where used clothes are sorted and stored. — Reuters

Getting it together: Employees working at the warehouse where used clothes are sorted and stored. — Reuters

WHEN social entrepreneur Daria Alexeyeva joined forces with a charity to open Moscow’s first free laundry for the homeless, the last thing she expected were accusations of profiteering.

“We thought that we were bringing something (so special) to Moscow that the only reaction would be: ‘Wow, is this really happening here, in Russia?’,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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