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You and Lelang are Protecting Lives!

You and Lelang are Protecting Lives!

Lelang is a security guard at Hope For South Sudan (HFSS), along the border of Uganda. He loves his work and sees his role as more than just a job to patrol and protect the children, staff, and properties at HFSS. He considers his position as a holy calling to defend the defenseless and ensure that people are secured and supported—especially… 

Stella’s Cry for Dignity

Stella’s Cry for Dignity

Stella’s constant magnetic smile catches the attention of everyone around. Yet, hidden in her heart are tales of pain—growing up as a girl in South Sudan. A recent report named South Sudan as the worst country to be a girl.  According to the report, child marriage and malnutrition among girls in South Sudan are the highest in Africa. In addition to orphanhood, these factors increase young girls’ vulnerability to human trafficking and exploitation exponentially…

Women Making History: Join Rev. Lauran Bethell on Poverty PLUS

Women Making History: Join Rev. Lauran Bethell on Poverty PLUS

Human trafficking exploits the most vulnerable people in the world. Poverty is an obvious vulnerability—but all poor people are not exploited. It is poverty plus other factors that contribute to the vulnerable being trafficked and oppressed. On Tuesday, March 23rd at...

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You and Peter are Changemakers Empowering Lives

You and Peter are Changemakers Empowering Lives

Growing up in a warzone, Peter Lomago (Hope For South Sudan's indigenous director) became interested early on in pursuing something greater than himself. Because educational infrastructure in his region had collapsed, when Peter was about nine years old, he left his...

Hearts of Courage

Hearts of Courage

Heart. It’s one of the first words I learned to love in Dinka. The word is spelled “piop” but pronounced “poe”.  For the past few weeks, I’ve been looking through my 2006 journal and at my old photos, reflecting on my 15-year journey with the anti-trafficking mission...

Liz and The Power of Extravagant Love

Liz and The Power of Extravagant Love

Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. -1 Corinthians 13:13   For years, this sweetie's photo has been our Valentine's Day Ambassador... and for good reason! "Liz's" world has been transformed by an...

Plus One

Plus One

"We need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they are falling in." -Bishop Desmond Tutu   Human trafficking is on the rise. With your support, LUV plans to increase our response to end exploitation of the most...

Prevent Trafficking and Empower Lives through The LUV Collective

Prevent Trafficking and Empower Lives through The LUV Collective

Many of us have turned on the TV to be immediately overwhelmed with the endless stream of bad news, tragedies both personal and national, international crises, etc.  It can be overwhelming, and the tendency is to throw up one's hands and say, “I give up! It’s too...

Give LUV All Month

Give LUV All Month

With human trafficking on the rise, we are committed to increase our response to end exploitation of the most vulnerable through prevention. This February, we’re inviting you to take your partnership to the next level by helping grow LUV all month long…

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