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Urban poverty

Barefoot Love Co / Urban poverty

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 Purses

Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. There are 45.8 million people enslaved in 167 countries today. The average cost of an individual is less than a new cell phone or about $90 USD. Reading these statistics, it’s easy to be...

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School and Tuk Tuk Lunches

"He is trying not to be sad, but he has been waiting to go to school for one year. He sees all his other friends from his slum neighbourhood with their uniforms and homework. He really wants to learn. He asks me every time he...

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Welcomed to the Table

“What’s for lunch?” “We’re making a stew with wheat, potatoes, onions, and _ plant… and cucumber, we’re going to make a cucumber salad.” “You’re helping with the soup today?” “Yeah, I’m preparing the meat. I’m the chopper.” Every Monday, The Dale cooks lunch for 120 people individuals who lack food...

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Urban Promise beginnings

One of the organizations that really built my understanding of social justice as well as sparked this desire to partner with local communities is Urban Promise Toronto. Their mission is to partner with a child for 18 years, walking with them as they grow up in...

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Broken Crayons still Colour

This summer, Barefoot Love taught Spread the Love workshops to two different summer camps in Toronto Housing communities in Canada. In collaboration with Urban Promise Toronto, children attending Camp Hope and Camp Victory were given freedom to create. After learning a little about colour and...

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From Shenzhen to Mongolia: Life in Abundance

Lusi, a Chinese teacher by trade, is a passionate member of her indie band VIBE, based in Shenzhen. She commissioned Barefoot Love to design an album cover for her band's first album release.  At the same time, two friends of Barefoot Love, Gary and Nancy, were...

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