Mareesa Joy


Native of Lancaster County, PA, Mareesa lives in Cape Town, South Africa where she serves with Paradigm Shift, a nonprofit organization that alleviates poverty by training and discipling the poor. Mareesa blogs at

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6 Things Every Strong Community Needs

“I think community has to be organic,” said the guy across the room. I cringed…

The Changing Face of South Africa’s Poor

Judith is a South African single mom of seven who was at her wit’s end as to how to provide for her family. Today, she sells aprons to Coca-Cola, and dreams of launching a fashion line.