In my country thousands of households live without electricity or gas every day of the year. In the midst of our wealthy and prosperous society, these families exist, hidden under the radar, living in a world where there is no power coming out of a socket, in a house that always remains dark at night, and where no radiators provide heat to keep a home warm. Often this situation is at the end of a long struggle, when life spirals downwards, and escape becomes harder and harder, until it seems impossible. And even asking for help means admitting the terrible guilt that you are not in control of your own existence anymore.