It may seem beyond your reality and mine, but the scourge of slavery still exists in our world.
Unsuspecting young women are lured away from their poverty stricken homes with glowing promises of employment and a better future, only to find themselves captives of modern day slave-masters. Forced into submission with drugs, you can well imagine the horrors that follow.
Whilst rescue of those who are victims of human trafficking is the job of the police, once they are freed HOPE Africa - and friends like you - step in to help.
As part of our Siyalingana programme, we firstly get these rescued women into places of safety. Professional psychologists and social workers are brought in to assist with counselling and support networks.
Having been stripped of their identities, we help to apply for personal documentation like ID or birth certificates, and annulment of forced marriages. Some of these women have children during their time of slavery, and these children also need documents.
Above all, survivors of human trafficking need a trusted friend, they need hope for the future – this we give with all our hearts, as well as setting them back on the path to healing and restored dignity.
Whilst this part of our work is ‘under cover, and confidential’, it does require funding. And if you’re willing to stand with us against human trafficking right now, please click here to send your gift of compassion towards the healing of slavery survivors.
One of the greatest stories ever told never actually happened. It was fiction. But we know that fiction may speak truths in the clearest and most convincing [and convicting] manner possible. The story is the parable that Jesus told of THE PRODIGAL SON. [more]
A SMALL CHANGE
At our recent Strategic Planning HOPE Africa decided to change the last word in our full name from Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Employment to Empowerment. This was done to reflect what our work is currently all about. While we feel that employment is important, we rather empower and equip people with the necessary skill to find employment.
LAUNCH OF WE WILL SPEAK OUT SOUTH AFRICA
We Will Speak Out is a coalition committed to demonstrating, mobilising, and equipping leadership to end the pain of sexual violence across the world. We recognize that together, we need to speak out against sexual violence and break the silence that exists. Let us join hands and work together to change this story forever. [more]
THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION SUNDAY
18 August 2013
The Church is calling on each of the four million Anglicans living in Southern Africa to make an investment in the future of the church by supporting theological education. [more]
NEW BOARD MEMBER!
HOPE Africa's Board of Directors welcomed a new face at last week's AGM. [more]
DIOCESE OF KIMBERLY AND KURUMAN
An enthusiastic HOPE Africa team visited the Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman from 24-26 July to distribute blankets and food parcels to seven project sites benefitting from our partnership with the Independent Development Trust (IDT). [more]