And then there are some hidden ways in which you also help to change a life.
Siyasanga Posi is five years old. She lives with her unemployed mother, Busiswe, who was without work and unable to apply for a child grant because Siyasanga had no birth certificate and carried her father’s surname which was different from her mother’s.
Your support of Mfesane’s Child and Youth Care Service meant that one of our childcare workers could solve the problem.
By taking mother and child to the hospital and helping Busiswe to get a maternity certificate, the birth certificate followed, and then also the child grant. Siyasanga will now also be able to get her ID which she’ll need for the rest of her life.
Food parcels will be supplied for a period whilst Busiswe looks for work. And in addition, Siyasanga has received a school uniform so that she could go into Grade R this year. Home visits will continue, and Siyasanga will also attend the safe park when the school day finishes.
Thank you for influencing the change in this small girl’s life.