The Woza Moya vision is for all people in the Ufafa Valley Community to be healthy and productive living in a safe and clean environment, with good access to services and social justice
Thabisile, who is 12, lives with her grandmother and her little sister. Their mother died from AIDS and tuberculosis. When our care-worker came across this family, Thabisile was not well, and the family often went to bed hungry because her grandmother was unemployed and wasn’t receiving any grants assistance.
As an interim measure, Woza Moya bought food parcels for the family and paid for Thabisile to get to the clinic for an HIV test. At the same time, we assisted the grandmother to apply for a foster care grant.
Thabisile’s test was positive. For her to receive antiretroviral medication, the family was required to attend training. However, her grandmother was uneducated and unable to participate. Our care-worker stepped in, took the required course and in turn taught Thabisile’s grandmother. In time, her grandmother received a grant and could feed the family. Thabisile’s health improved, and she did well at school.
Tragedy struck once again when her grandmother died. The two young girls had to move into a foster home with a relation. Our care-workers helped them with this transition and continued to watch over their welfare. Thabisile and her sister are now in good health, attending school and Thabisile is part of our children’s support group.