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DDA partners with Embrace Dignity to support women and girls in South Africa.

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Lolo’s Story

Lolo came to us eager to leave the life of prostitution. As one of our youngest sisters, she was just 17 when she first exchanged money for sex. In her three years at Embrace Dignity, Lolo has morphed into a poised young woman who is determined to finish her education, take care of her younger brother in the Eastern Cape, and not be dependent on a man in any way.

She recently turned down a marriage proposal as she felt it would derail her plans for autonomy and finishing her education. In the meantime, she is on a course training her in culinary skills and business management. Next year, she plans to finish her schooling by attending Adult Education classes at the University of Cape Town and her long-term plans including moving to Johannesburg to become a personal assistant.

And this is where Donor Direct Action comes in.

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