Ncami was born in a small village in a remote area of Eswatini. At an early age she lost her father to the HIV/Aids pandemic, so her loving mother, who was also sick, looked after her and her two sisters.
They depended for a time upon their extended family, but eventually the burden of extra mouths to feed was too much and they had to leave to fend for themselves.
Sadly, Ncami’s mum was too sick to care for them and had an extensive stay in hospital (she has since passed away). Ncami’s 13 year old sister became ‘mum’ and looked after her and their younger sibling. They were left alone like this for a number of years – fending for themselves and trying to find love which was not there. Miraculously, through a local contact, the children’s plight was brought to the attention of one of Challenge Ministries welfare workers and all three girls were offered a home in one of our care centres.
Thanks to generous donations from around the world, Ncami (and many others like her) was given a fresh start and has realised her dream of graduating from college with a qualification in media studies – she is now employed in this industry. The true cost of providing this top quality care and education and helping to transform Ncami’s life is £250 per month (or £25/month as a co-sponsor).
For Ncami and others like her, this is how the money is spent ….
To respect Ncami's childhood privacy we have not used her photograph.