Stories of Hope

“Hope is like a road in the country. There wasn’t ever a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence”




Hendrina is one of our regular members of our Support Groups and leads the sewing group. She recently expressed a desire to help the other ladies in the Support Group to learn to read and write. She is currently doing this on a Wednesday morning at Siphila Sonke
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Child Welfare Safe House

Earlier in 2016 we had to ask the Grabouw Child Welfare to intervene with children who are members of our Kids Club.  As a result the children were placed in the Grabouw Child Welfare “Safe House”.

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Pumla and her husband were both in very poor health when they were referred to Siphila Sonke by the Themba Care Hospice. They lived with their baby son in an area known as “The Barracks’ because they were disused Eskom barracks which had been subdivided into dark, dingy rooms each housing a family. There were one or two communal taps and toilets.


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During a recent visit in one section of Waterworks, Linda & Bev came upon Matsepang who was one of our beneficiaries in 2011. Matsapang was a single (separated) mother of four who has come out of a very abusive relationship and was very ill with T.B.

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Eloise is unable to work as she has two handicapped children who need special care. Her husband became ill and lost his job. Siphila Sonke was delighted to be able to support this amazing family for a short period until the beginning of November 2014 when he had recovered and found employment at one of our local fast food outlets.