#IAmMother - Stories of Motherhood

Kitso’s Story

“Everyday it’s like the first day. I want to keep it that way and I think… initially I thought it was going to be difficult, especially with her mother not being my child but… it’s super.” Listen to her story 

Sime’s Story

“So one of the days I told him that I’m a teenager too so stop giving me stress. So he was giving me stress, he was doing hair styles, then at school they said he shouldn’t come back with that hairstyle and then I was asking “why are you doing hairstyles? Why are you putting those bracelets in your hand?” because he feels he’s getting old and he’s cute and he thinks he’s attracting the girls.” Listen to her story 

Nonjabulo’s Story

” Motherhood, it’s such a beautiful journey, it’s a very beautiful journey. Once you start to enjoy it and stuff. Start accepting the challenges that you end up having, it’s very beautiful. If you tell yourself, “I’m going to love what I have, I’m going to be pride of what I have, I’m going to be that woman who will make a change in that environment you are in.”” Listen to her story 

Nomphilo’s Story

“Njengoba senginowami umntwana, ngiyahlala naye sixoxe, nje sishere izitori, angixoxele ukuthi kwenzakalani esikoleni, nje kube mnandi futhi uma ungumama uhlezi uhleka ngaso sonke isikhathi.” Listen to her story 

Nombuso’s Story

“Isikhathi esingisijabulela kakhulu ukuba umama ukuthi ngiyakwazi ukuthi ngiyithume ingane, ngihlale nayo ikwazi ukuxhumane nezinye izingane, so ngiyakujabulela kakhulu lokho.” Listen to her story 

Joanne’s Story

“I think also because the children aren’t always with us for so long; you just want to give them as much love as you possibly can and I actually don’t think that your heart has a capacity, I think you can actually just love and love and love because it doesn’t matter how many children we get sent, we find love – or something to love and some love to give to every single kid that crosses our path …” Listen to her story…

Agrineth’s Story

“Babika noma yini, siyazwana nabo ngohlobo oluyisimangaliso, bawusizo futhi kakhulu kimina nami ngiyabasiza, bangithatha njengodadewabo noma benezinkinga nje, ngibonga lokho nje. …” Listen to her story…

Nwabisa’s Story

“Today ndiyiteacher yasepre-school I have my level 5 because of her, wathi msapha umntana ndiza kumkhulisa, wena hamba iya esikolweni uyofunda. I’ve got a career now I’m a teacher I want to have my degree so that I could go to primary school and be a teacher there, she was the best to me …” Listen to her story…

Kelly’s Story

I’ve heard people say that it’s like your heart walking around on the outside of your body and it really is like that. You don’t have the same fear for yourself, or for anyone else that you’ve loved before that point in time.” Listen to her story…

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