Lucy is eleven years old, has 4 siblings and lives with her mom. When one of our Mfesane Child and Youth Care Workers met her at the beginning of the year, she was sick with TB, hungry because there was no food in the house and lonely because her father had passed away and she had to fight with her siblings for her mom’s attention.
In addition, Lucy's eldest brother is a drug addict who becomes aggressive when in need of his next fix. Her mom had lost hope and was out of work. Times were tough for this family.
Through family assessments and individual development plans, our MfesaneChild and Youth Care Worker helped the family to regain their dignity by encouraging them to keep their home tidy. The children were taught to wash their own clothes as part of their daily routines. All of them were registered at the Mfesane Isibindi Safe Park where the younger children come each day to play under supervision, be part of educational activities and have the assurance of a nutritious meal every day.
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Lucy passed all her exams at school in July with some homework help from our team, and received a trophy at school for the child who had made the most progress!
Her mom found a job for two days a week and her brother was encouraged to move out so their home is now a safe place. Veronica, Mfesane's Youth Care Worker, is a welcome part of this family and whenever she visits there is a neat home and stories to share of daily life.
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