“I’m 33 years old and I have two children, a boy and a girl and we live in Uitenhage.
I started work as a caregiver at Zanethemba in 2008. I love children very much and I like to sing and play with them.

At times this job is not easy, but I always trust God to give me strength. As I say this, I remember a little boy who touched my heart. He came to the haven when he was only two weeks old and stayed until he was adopted two years later. I know we were his second mothers, but sometimes I forget this. It was very hard for me when he left; saying goodbye is not easy.

I love working here though and all the children here call me Makamimi.”