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Disability Grants Put Food on the Table

Written by Anna Maria Lombard

Today in our series on EVERYDAY HEROES, we have a story of immense sadness and courage. The story of a father who was determined to keep his family together despite enormous odds. Without food, safe sanitation or the means to keep warm this part winter, staying healthy was almost impossible for him.

aidsribbonsA family of eight shares their struggle to survive living in an unfinished RDP house on a R900 social grant alongside an epilepsy grant. Due to unhealthy practices such as the bucket used as their toilet Herbert Bantsejang’€™s family lost part of their income since he passed away after a long period of suffering from HIV.

This series was aired on Morning Live.

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