The home which is rented from Chemgrit in Jet park have renewed Ubuhle Bezwe’s lease for another 2 years.
Barbara is constantly improving the living conditions, when funds permit. It now has 5 bedrooms, extra toilets and a shower. There is approval for 25 children to live here, and are fortunate to have the help of a voluntary Social Worker who is very proactive. Through her we hope to regularise he home and thereby obtain State Aid. This Is a very lengthy process. Some of the children do not have birth certificates, and trying to trace the parents of these children who have been abandoned is almost impossible.
We continue to pay for the municipal services, and food every second month. Nashua Head Office supply on the alternate months. Barbara has 2 helpers who are basically unpaid and just have a roof over their heads and get food. Barbara herself only gets R2000 per month which barely pays for her petrol. We now have continued help from the Edenvale Presbyterian Church, and have an Accountant who is trying to get the PBO certificate up to date.
Recently there was an attempt to steal Barbara’s husband’s car, which made us aware of the security at the home. There needs to be more protection and hoping to obtain funding for this sometime in the near future.
Our thanks to those people who contribute every month, which assists in budgeting monthly, but we urgently need more monthly commitments. Kindly open your hearts to this worthy cause.