Goal: R5,000.00 | Still Needed: R4,950.00 | Total Supporters So Far: 1 | Amount of People in Need: 45
Leaving your new baby in the care of someone that knows nothing about taking care of babies, however, is terrifying.
Linda Masoga knows this. She has 4 children of her own.
Until 2000, her section of the rural Limpopo village of Thakgalang saw many mothers having to do that terrifying handover of their child into the arms of someone who is incapable (or worse, having to leave their toddlers at home alone).
In 2000, Linda rallied the community and spoke to the village chief, and before she knew it, she had a centre to work from; a centre to soothe not only the village’s children, but its working parents.
Today, Linda and a team of 4 take care of 45 of Thakgalang’s babies under 5. Through playing and drawing; dancing and regular meals she hopes that she is setting them onto a successful path.
At the very least, she knows for certain that they are safer because of her centre.
The Department of Social Development contributes to the centre’s expenses through a quarterly grant. Without this, Moloisi Day Care Centre would be completely reliant on fees from parents, which are paid irregularly.
Their biggest challenge is making the groceries last every month, as well as trying to afford enough stationery and toys for their developing beneficiaries.
Photographer: Mosa Mailula from Abelife Designs & Productions (Pty) Ltd. | Voice Artist: Thulisa Mayalo | Writer: Ané Breytenbach