Our wish is to make the documentary reports that we produce for the past fifteen years freely available to as many people as possible. We think that they will be of interest to historians, geographers, those who enjoy photography, bicycle trekking, etc, besides paying particular attention to mobilization around social and environmental issues. They may shed light on our present moment, and we think as well that leaving this kind of record behind for future generations is not inconsequential.
If you are happy to see this kind of work carried on and are inspired to become a patron, it begins here for as little as one euro.
If you like you can make a one-time donation or become a subscriber. The ideal would be to have a large number of subscribers for small sums. Be aware that we do not want to receive money from companies, political parties, unions or associations and the maximum amount of a donation or a subscription is set at 1,000 euros.
Our "business model", since we are often asked about it, would be (schematically) the following: if in the end we have 300 people subscribing for one euro a month, then our little enterprise is out of danger.
The money collected, if any, will be used for the production of new reports (travel expenses, the cost of materials) and the maintenance of this site. Traveling by bike isn't expensive, we've always managed to pull it off and we'll continue to do so--Force be with us!
Today there are a lot of platforms that allow content creators to solicit financial support (Tipee, Liberapay, Buy me a coffee, etc.). They sell a portal, a storefront, and all of them use the services of online payment companies.
We decided to pass up the intermediary and use Stripe directly. It is one of the largest and most secure e-commerce platforms and operates in multiple currencies.
It is possible to use Paypal for those who prefer and already have an account.