• A bittersweet return and a crazy idea

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    A bittersweet return and a crazy idea
    I had to walk to an internet cafe to speak to her online, because we couldn't afford the internet at home; so when she told me she could no longer afford to live in the UK, we sat and cried together for what felt like hours. It felt like our dreams had been shattered. How would we make enough money to support ourselves?
  • I had no idea how we were going to survive

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    I had no idea how we were going to survive
    The final straw came when I asked my uncle for a loan, but he said no. Feeling defeated I sat and cried... I'd never wanted to end up in a situation where I was at the mercy of others. Africans are very proud people but at that moment I felt deeply ashamed.
  • Sweaters coming soon!

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    Sweaters coming soon!
    What do you guys think?
  • The odds were stacked against us...

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    The odds were stacked against us...
    Our tailor had seemed like a brilliant option at first, as he was a popular fashion designer in our home town. As time passed however, we came to realise that he had misled us as to just how much he was willing to do for us and how long it would take him to do it.
  • Striking Gold with a Chance Encounter

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    Striking Gold with a Chance Encounter
    Unfortunately, it was just in time to hear the word 'evicted'. One man departed, leaving the other standing dejectedly amongst his various sewing machines and other equipment. But, I at last had a close up view of the object that had caught my eye; a beautiful, hand-made dress.
  • Spotlight on Michele

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    Spotlight on Michele
    This week I had the chance to speak to Michele for the first time. Even with the 24 hours of geographical separation between us as well as the 12 hour time difference, her warm and enthusiastic voice resonated through the phone making all of this hard to believe. Michele is currently based in Australia and tells me how the Australian culture has influenced the...
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