This lovely Lady is Beatrice. I went to her home the other day and was saddened by how hard her life is. Although she stays in a nice home, her circumstances are so difficult. In her garden are the three graves where her children are buried. She is caring for seven grand children with her pension of R1200. That is a little over 100 Dollars a month. Nearly half of that goes to paying her electricity bill as she has to heat water using a kettle and needs lighting for security.
The first thing I am going to do is get her some egg laying chickens to help get some protein into their diet. Then a small solar system to provide lighting and then a shade cloth covered vegetable garden so that she can grow some food.
Costs and progress
Chicken Ark R1000 22/4/2015 5 Chickens R400 22/4/2015
Solar lights R1500 Still needed
Veg Tunnel R5000 still needed
Clearing garden labour R300 still needed