Boitumelo Children’s Home, which is based in Soshanguve, Pretoria, is home to 42 children, aged from 0 to 19 years, who have suffered extreme hardships and even worse living conditions.
The home was established by owner and mother, Sophie Msiza in 2000. Sophie, who was the biological mother of one boy who is currently no more is now a mother to many, she is very passionate about her children. She started the home with five kids rescued from the streets of Pretoria.
Sophie is assisted by caregivers who generously and selflessly volunteer their time to love, care and, more importantly, educate these forgotten kids. With help that is limited to some sponsorships and donations from the community, these women provide a very basic home environment for the children. Sophie;s dream is to give her kids a chance for a brighter future through primary, secondary and, where possible, tertiary education.