Every weekend, a group of mums and mums-to-be gather in Kayamandi and Cloetesville in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Itís a lively afternoon, as women from different parts of Stellenbosch get to know and love each other.
Being mums ourselves, we realise the pressure of raising children, even in a stable environment. The women often come from backgrounds with little or no support and the better we get to know them, the more weíre inspired by their courage in taking care of their children while working (and often also studying). Our heart is to lend them support in every area where they need it Ė emotional, spiritual and practical.
Some sessions are practical workshops, where women share their skills and knowledge around things like childcare, nutrition, health and personal care.
Some meetings are more intimate gatherings where we simply chat, pray, share our stories (and drink coffee), building friendships across social and cultural lines.
As the group grew, we realised the need a more intimate space, so we now gather at ladiesí homes in smaller groups every second weekend. Itís a space to build deeper relationships and grow within a loving community.
By coming to Her Voice, the women are able to earn 10 points (worth R100) per session, which they can then exchange for necessities for themselves and their children from the catalogue.