The Bul. Family consists of five members, a mother and her four children. They live in a four-room house, and the house is in very bad shape. The two eldest siblings managed to pass their grade 12, but they are currently sitting at home because they do not have money to go to university to further their studies. The other two are still at school, with one doing grade 12 and the other doing grade 2.
Their mother is critically ill; she is on treatment [ARV’s] and they are struggling with food and other basic household needs. Only one child receives the child support grant which is around R430.00 per month, which isn’t enough for the five family members. Their mother was their only bread winner after the passing of their father, but since the mother is sick, their situation has worsened.
We placed them on the Masoyi Trust food parcel programme because the food that they buy with the R430.00 does not last until month end. We are hoping that the two eldest sisters will be able to find some work so that they can take care of their mother and their younger siblings.