El Chiringhuito de Dios Shelter in Barcelona


Mike from Germany serves paella per one Euro to needy people at the... News PhotoBarcelona - Spain,Dependency,Germany,Horizontal,Human Interest,Paella,People,Social Issues,SpainPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesBARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 10: Mike from Germany, 46, serves paella per one Euro to needy people at the 'El Chiringuito de Dios' ('The Stall of God') on January 10, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Every Thursday the 'El Chiringuito de Dios' serves paella cooked and donated by a one Michelin Star Restaurant. Mike arrived to spain 17 years ago living on the streets many of them. He has only the last year of Medicine to finish the career and he use to work every summer helping at the Hospital del Mar of Barcelona as medical examiner. He is a volunteer of the 'El Chiringuito de Dios' for 6 months. The German pastor Wolfgang Striebinger has lived in Barcelona since 1991, originally employed to minister to youths during the Barcelona Olympic Games, he decided to stay and since 2000 has run 'El Chinguito de Dios' (The Stall of God). In his mission to support the homeless, Wolfgang and his volunteers offer a place for up to 200 people to come and have some food daily and also offering them assistance with grooming and clothes. Many of the volunteers are homeless and help out in return for meals and a bed. Wolfgang's ethos is to provide peace, calm and dignity to all those that need it amongst Barcelona's burgeoning homeless population. Due to the economic situation his doors are now also open to the long term unemployed and families with little or no income. According to the latest figures 21.8% of the Spanish populations are living below the poverty line. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)