“Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.”
Ben Okri, author and poet

Few things can inspire us like stories can. Read these stories and feel your heart grow bigger.

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Foreign nationals talk about their struggles in finding a home away from home

The Sister Mura Foundation is providing medical, financial, and emotional support while upskilling foreign nationals living with HIV/AIDS in SA.

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David’s love letter

His only connection to his birth mother is a letter, two pieces of gold jewellery, and a teddy bear. Now he wants to know more about the mother who gave him up for adoption as a baby.

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A dream deferred leads to a life of leadership and success

Olefile Masangane has achieved what he thought would be impossible.

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Sharing her story to heal the wounds of her past

She has no regrets about her past despite a childhood filled with abuse and trauma.

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Storytelling breaks stereotypes about criminals

Father Babychan Arackathara has been working as a chaplain in SA’s prisons for over 20 years. He is an advocate of the human rights of prisoners and restorative justice, bringing healing to offenders as well as victims and their families.

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My journey of growth

I got called names like “kwerekwere” because I couldn’t speak or understand any of the South African languages.

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Motherhood brought me home

Motherhood brought with it a gift of love, but it also brought Morongoa necessary, tough lessons about life. When she became a mother, she began to understand her mother’s perspective.

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Healing the legacy of apartheid in Lenasia

Russel Abrahams, a pastor in Lenasia, is using stories to help bridge divides in his community and a neighbouring area.

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My mother gave me up for adoption

Mmashikwane’s view and experience of family changed radically when she was 10. Hers is a story of learning the value of family and community.

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