Holidays: thanks to the Abbé Pierre foundation, a 63-year-old woman sees the sea for the first time

Holidays: thanks to the Abbé Pierre foundation, a 63-year-old woman sees the sea for the first time

In Sète (Hérault), the Abbé Pierre foundation has been organizing holidays for the underprivileged for years. Some have never left their city, their neighborhood, and have never seen the sea.

Holidays: thanks to the Abbé Pierre foundation, a 63-year-old woman sees the sea for the first time

At 63, she has never seen the sea. A mother is enjoying holidays for the first time thanks to the Abbé Pierre foundation, which has been supporting her for ten years. His personal history has long kept him from happiness. “I’m glad she’s here, and I’m happy to be there too, it’s full of emotions“, lanceAdeline Hennequin, Specialized educator of the Abbé Pierre foundation, who accompanies her for a first swim in the sea.

A baptism of diving

They are 400 beneficiaries to have put their suitcases in a holiday center for a week. Some are homeless or hosted by associations, but for a few days they become vacationers like the others. It is a huge breath of fresh air. A 44-year-old woman takes her first dive: she can’t swim but she accepts the outstretched hand. “I was afraid of the water, but not anymore. I’ve never been to the moon, but I had the same effect“, She launches.