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Hope for Winter: A Cape Town story of hope

posted Jun 12, 2018, 12:19 PM by Mes Hillbrow   [ updated Jun 12, 2018, 12:27 PM ]


Vumza is a 40 year old, unemployed male, staying with his girlfriend in Khayelitsha. Vumza was referred to MES by the local church to take part in the job rehabilitation programme. He indicated that he wakes up every morning with the hope of finding a general job as a plasterer. During his assessment, the distraught client spoke with sadness about his 2 month old daughter. 

This was mainly because his daughter was outgrowing the clothing that he had purchased for her and not weather appropriate. Due to his touching story, he was given warm baby clothes. His face lit up with relief and tears of joy streamed down his grateful face. He indicated that his daughter was the reason and motivation for him to vigorously search for a job. It was evident that Vumza is a proud father that takes his parental responsibilities very seriously.

In addition, the client showed interest to join the KFC food aid programme. He is looking forward to the start of this programme where he intends to learnmore about the impact of a father’s role in a child’s life and how to correct potential parenting mistakes that emanates from his parent’s parenting.
Vumza came back to report that his wife was elated when she saw the clothes. 

His wife also indicated that she wants to keep her daughter warm as she is aware that fever is a difficult infection to treat in a 2 months infant.
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