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Power of Facebook: Art from Pakistan

I got to know Uzma and her husband, Naveed, after I received a Facebook message asking to have a meeting together. We met up for coffee one day and she shared her story and passions with me. Uzma and her family have been in Hong Kong...

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Summer Loving: Happy 1st anniversary!

When I met Jon and Carmen, I could clearly see their love for each other and their heart in wanting to use their special day to bring light to others. Instead of being like most couples, where a wedding is a complete celebration of the...

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Power of Photography

I have a confession to make - I am a complete news junkie. New York Times. BBC. GoogleNews. Mashable. Vox. Atlantic. HKFP. SCMP. Facebook.  My eyes scan and scroll over the BREAKING NEWS of the day (everyday) and lately, it's been more and more heartbreaking to...

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Another year of Hope

[gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="5635,5634"]   For our Christmas cards this year, we partnered with VCSL's Keeping Kids in Kindergarten program for refugee and asylum seeker families. We were so excited to get to know our new batch of Barefoot Love artists and thrilled to witness the journey...

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In the Land Down Under

One of our supporters, Henness Penn, is bringing Barefoot Love to Australia. He was so inspired by our mission that he set up pop-up stalls at local markets near his university to sell Barefoot Love products. We are so happy and proud of Henness' time,...

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Hope in the Waiting

There are over 11 000 refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong. Many come from places of conflict, persecution, and often are lost and destitute with nowhere to go to and no one to seek out. The average waiting period for a claim to be...

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Magic from Cameroon

In April of this year, Barefoot Love got connected to Kaze, an artist from Cameroon, Africa. Because of political reasons, he fled his country and came to Hong Kong as an asylum seeker over 10 years ago. Although briefly a mechanical engineering student in Cameroon, Kaze has an innate passion...

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Steps of Faith from Pakistan to Hong Kong

Commissioned by friends and colleagues, Barefoot Love printed several hundred Christmas cards in December.   Barefoot Love met John Jacobs, a Pakistani refugee who fled his home country for Hong Kong over eight years ago. Being a Pakistani Christian, John knows what it means to be the...

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