"The Shelter of Alex and Marta"

Some people consider the bed the best invention in the world. Well, I think they happen.

But it is essential even in the flat, with cold, sharing it with a beer, talking about the human and the spiritual, without talking about pain and scarcely any hope.

Even so there is that inherent dignity to the human being, a mattress in front of the social security, in a symbolic way, that, although it appeals to those who have gone through similar situations, it gladdens the view by its aesthetic and colorful.

But the story of this photo is not about color and aesthetics, shapes and beauty.


Alex and Marta would like to create a family, in a home, give up alcohol as a form of escape and smile more. Feeling protected, not suffering verbal aggressions and ignominiously tolerating how to look for life every day.

They have stung many doors and there is no satisfactory answer. They make crafts, he was a warehouse worker, she looked after the elderly. After an eviction, everything went to hell. The spiral into which they entered, of debt and mimetic depression, ended in this, life on the street and alcoholism. They want to heal and remedy all their pains. For this they require many resources that they do not have now. Entering a hospital and then returning to the street is not a remedy.

Note from the author,  Daniel Marin , an entrepreneur without a roof. His talent is photo-journalism.

The story of Alex and Marta was also mine, and it can happen again, because I am in the wire of precarious and symbolically paid work. If you want to help Alex and Marta, and therefore myself, you can make a donation to the account that signs the article with the name "Cobijos".

Note from the  Entrepreneurs Without Roof Association .

You can make a donation to help you through the bank account of the Entrepreneurs Without Roof Association:  IBAN No ES78 0081-1699-53-0001058408

Thank you!