The Mas. family consists of two siblings living with their mother. Pri. is 11 years old, and his sister Pr. is 9 years old. They live in a two-room brick house, but one room is not finished, so they use the one room as a bedroom and kitchen. Pri. is doing grade four and Princess is doing grade three in the local primary school. Pri. and his mother are both on treatment [HIV/AIDS]; their mother is weak, and she is unable to work because of her illness. The children both receive a government social grant every month, but their grant money is not enough to sustain the family.
According to their care worker, Thembi Ntandane, the children are doing well in their studies and attend school every day. Their mother attends the Mahushu [local area] support group; and the children also come to K2 to play with other kids, as well as getting involved in the afternoon study groups conducted at the centre to help them with their school homework. Before they go home, they are provided with a warm, nutritious meal.