Family Stories

Katile's Family

Nthabeleng, a 15 year old orphaned girl, is a mother of a six month old baby. She lives with her two brothers aged 18 and 20, two sisters aged 13 and 26 and her sister in law married to one of her brothers. They live in Mapoteng in Berea district. Nthabeleng’s elder sister is the care giver to the family of eight (8) that has in the past lived in a small overcrowded shack.

Mofota Family

Until December 2012, ‘Matiisetso a 45 year old woman lived with her granddaughter Mathapelo (8 years) and her grandson Bokang (3 years).Together, they lived in a borrowed house after Matiisetso’s house was destroyed by heavy rainfall in 2011 and she could not afford to rebuild it. Mathapelo lost her mother three years ago while Bokang lost his a year ago. During our initial visit to the family, Matiisetso expressed fear that they would be evicted out of the borrowed roundavel which is built with rough stone and mud and roofed with thatch. The house had broken windows.

Providing shelter for low income and vulnerable groups.

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