MINE Background

Mother Centers – A Success Story
Mother Centers are a success story. In only two decades they have spread via peer exchange and self help to 20 countries. To date more than 850 Mother Centers exist worldwide. Mother Centers seem to answer a historic need. They recreate family and neighborhood structures where they have been weakened by modernization, (Western Europe, USA), by socialist regimes (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria), by war (Bosnia, Rwanda), by poverty and aids (Cameroon).
Mother Centers are spreading around the world “like a positive virus”. They represent another kind of globalisation, a globalisation from the ground. This has created the need for a global network: mine.