In this feature, we meet a grandmother from Soweto who is the sole provider for a household of ten. Among the family are her two grandchildren – one is 11 years old and HIV negative, the other is 5 years old, HIV positive and regularly needs treatment from Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. The grandmother assumed responsibility for her grandchildren following the AIDS-related deaths of her daughter and son-in-law almost three years ago. Kerry Cullinan and Sue Valentine compiled this report.


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