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A dream became a nightmare

They say love is blind. The obvious flaws of the person you’re in love with are overshadowed by the infatuation of those initial first few moments of being together. Angeline* had first met Simon* on Facebook and then shortly after met him in person. It seemed to be...

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A Family Reunion Gone Wrong

Family reunions are generally a fun time full of love, laughter, and stories shared, but sometimes they can be quite the opposite, depending on your family. Penn* was excited that she would have the opportunity to travel somewhere that she’d never been to before and...

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An Instameet Occasion

We love it when people find creative ways of supporting our cause; is signifies the hope and life that can be brought to a very depressing subject. ExploreZA chose photos as a way of creating awareness about the dire need for intervention in the lives of those being...

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A dreamer’s nightmare

Raj and Awani were dreamers, they wanted to own their future. They did not want to follow the footsteps of their parents and slave away day after day for a pittance. They dreamt of the wealth and prosperity that the West offered and were willing to work to get there,...

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Happy never after

Arranged marriages are the norm in many countries. Often women are betrothed to men they have never met, who may be many years older than them. Sometimes they live in different countries. Should you be chosen for a man living in a country overseas, you become very...

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Lucinda’s Story

Lucinda*, a very talented young girl, was passionate about two things; singing and hairdressing. She was popular in her community and knew she had something to offer the world, so when the opportunity arose to sing at an important church event in South Africa she...

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All in a Day’s Work

As Sipho* got ready for work, he prayed and asked God to help him. It was exhausting and difficult work. But most things that are meaningful are difficult and he loved being a part of something bigger than he was. He asked God to encourage him, to energise him and to...

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Too Good To Be True

Doris* was one of the fortunate few who went to school and graduated, an opportunity afforded to few in her hometown. After graduating, Doris was eager to use her education and find a job opportunity in a more economically stable country, she had ambition and wanted...

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A Group Effort

Jobs are not easy to come by for most people living in Africa, so when an opportunity that promises provision and stability is offered, it is likely that it will be snapped up quickly.  Freya* did exactly that when she was offered an opportunity to earn a salary in a...

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Our Coffee Launch

We launched our new Love Justice coffee blend in February and it was a great success! This specialty Arabica ethically sourced coffee is definitely worth every cent. Please read this story about our coffee… Coffee has an amazing way of creating stories and connecting...

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A Family Matter

Teenage years are the hardest in any young girl’s life. But if you add to that the strains of living off limited resources in a third world country without much opportunity for work, your mother passing away and your father abandoning you, the outcome is far more than...

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A Sheep in Wolves Clothing

It is not unusual to trust your religious leaders. A pastor is called by God to look after their flock, protect them and seek their best interests. However, in *Grace’s case- her pastor turned out to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing For *Grace and her mother, *Angeline,...

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A Free Holiday?

When a man offers you and a friend an all expenses paid holiday to a far away place, you may think you’d be crazy not to say yes. Sasha*, a beautiful young women, met Steven* while he was on holiday in her city. Steven seemed like a great guy- not only did he speak...

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From Slavery To Freedom

Our monitors are trained to look for signs of trafficking, these can include someone looking nervous, lost, disorientated or someone who shows signs of physical abuse. Kendra* was sitting in the transit lounge staring blankly into space, she looked impoverished and...

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An International Trip Gone Wrong.

Two young university students wanted to do something meaningful with their December holiday. So, they reached out to Dave*, a man they both knew and trusted and who was actively involved in their local church. Dave immediately said they should go on a short-term...

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