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Helping the homeless in San Jose

 Reuters 08 June 2019

On a busy street in San Jose, Costa Rica, a homeless man gets his beard trimmed by a volunteer barber from Friends of the World. The grassroots social work community sees around 30 volunteers regularly patrol the city, offering food, clothes, haircuts, shaves and health check-ups to homeless people they encounter along the way. Their small acts of kindness help to restore dignity and confidence to those they help. Reuters follows their efforts. (73 Words) - By Juan Carlos Ulate

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A volunteer from the social work community "Friends of the World" gives a homeless man a haircut in San Jose, Costa Rica.Credit: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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A volunteer from the social work community "Friends of the World" applies talcum powder after cutting the hair of a homeless man in San Jose.Credit: REUTERS/Juan Carlos

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A volunteer from the social work community "Friends of the World" trims the beard of a homeless man in San Jose.Credit: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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A volunteer from the social work community "Friends of the World" cleans the wounds of a homeless man in San Jose.Credit: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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Two volunteers from the social work community "Friends of the World" help to shave a homeless man's beard in San Jose.Credit: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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A volunteer from the social work community "Friends of the World" gives homeless men haircuts in San Jose.Credit: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate


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