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Prioritising on a Fixed Budget

A five part series that was aired on Morning Live in the run up to World AIDS Day explores the lives of ordinary people who deal with a life that seems to get more complicated every day. EVERYDAY HEROES. How do they make ends meet and make healthy choices? How have they managed to keep their families together and healthy? What lessons have they learned in the process? What can we learn from them?

In part one of this series, Moses and Christina Zodala, a young couple from Klerksdorp, Johannesburg share their experience of trying to raise a family in the midst of poverty and sickness.

Moses a TB sufferer and the only bread winner for his family finds himself without a job to support his family of five. They now survive on R400 that includes their 6-year old son’€™s child-care grant and a bit of money Christina earns by buying and selling clothes or pots of body lotion.


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