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Everyday heroes Tales from the soup kitchen

Among the people living on the edge of society she’s known as the “Gassemami” or “street people’s mum”. 72-year-old Esther Schönmann has run a soup kitchen in Langenthal for 11 years and works on behalf of disadvantaged people in the town. They say that without her they wouldn’t have anyone. And she believes that people shouldn’t just ignore this issue. (SRF/