Saturday, August 04, 2012

Picture of Nhlanhla in 2007

Here he is aged 15, when he was in high school. The seated lady used to work for me when I lived in Swaziland. I was a teacher there.

Nhlanhla struggling to make ends meet.

I can no longer afford to support him. I moved to Denmark a year ago mainly for my son's benefit and the cost of living is too high. My mother supported him with a one off donation but that money has now run out.

The cost of food has risen so high now in Swaziland. This small country is in a financial mess and even the IMF has walked out. Neighbouring South Africa pulls all the strings. The government is supposed to give students a student grant but this money, like teachers' salaries, don't get paid.

My motivation in sponsoring nhlanhla, is to make some difference in the long term to the country. I prefer to do this than donating money to a faceless charity. I can see the results. It' s fantastic.