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Success Stories Link of Love – Hanover Park

Voorspoed Primary gets 3 pairs of helping hands!

Most of us can hardly take care of a handful of children. But Jennifer Lodewyks, has recently taken on the task of being headmistress to 1 100 children at Voorspoed Primary School! Voorspoed Primary educates many children from the poorest parts of Hanover Park. Having taught at the school for 34 years, Jennifer understands the desperate needs in the community and is...

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Boeta Cassiem receives some love and care

Asa Brink was delighted to be able to help double amputee Boeta Cassiem. She cleaned his home, washed the windows and even cleared the cigarette toppertjies from his front porch! Boeta beamed as he shared some of his story with the DreamWorker team. ” I qualified as a nurse and had the opportunity to go overseas and work in St Stephen’s Hospital. In...

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Tricia completes her circle of love

When Tricia Esau was just 13 years old, her mother and father died and Auntie Tima (Fatima) next door stepped in to love and guide young Tricia. Today, Auntie Tima (75), her husband Boeta Aitchie (79) and his 90 year old brother are in return loved and cared for by Tricia and Andrew. Tricia has been cleaning, cooking, shopping and caring for the old folks for so...

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Abubakar’s garden of hope

When Abubakar’s wife was diagnosed with cancer, his world turned upside down. As she became progressively more and more ill, he spent more and more time nursing her in their tiny council flat. Eventually, he lost his job owing to high absenteeism. This year alone he has taken her to Groote Schuur hospital no less than 42 times! Abubakar has spent the past few...

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