Mothepane is 48. She got married when she was was just 12 years old. Life was hard. She lost her husband in 1993 in a car accident. At the young age of 27, the mother of 6, she was alone and unemployed. Even though her husband was an abuser, at least he was employed and could provide for the family. She couldn’t enroll her children in school because if she had money, she had to buy food.
Although Mothepane is unemployed right now due to the pandemic, she has supported her family as a domestic worker – cleaning homes and doing laundry. In return she gets food and sometimes money.
Her children, although all grown, are also all unemployed. Getting a food parcel has been a blessing because many times they go to bed on an empty stomach. Mothepane is also a diabetic and it is difficult to follow the proper diet. She says she has made peace with it and she just lives by hope.
North Point Church currently supports our South Africa Sister Churches with financial contributions to purchase and distribute meal packs during COVID-19. You can donate to South Africa Sister Churches by dropping off a check in the tithe box in the foyer, in our mailbox or mailing to our office. Please make sure to indicate “South Africa” in the memo line of your check when making a gift.