and is practiced all over the world today

Chart showing difference between charity and mutual aid

What is Mutual Aid?

Mutual Aid is an act of love

An evolutionary factor as old as life on Earth

We’re all we’ve got, we’re all we need

Mutual aid is a volunteer-led initiative / project where groups of people in a particular area, or from a particular community join together to support one another, meeting vital community needs without the help of official bodies. It is, by definition, a horizontal mode of organising, in which all individuals are equally powerful.