Bongiwe Hlophe


Principal Member’s Name : Bongiwe Hlophe
Date of Birth : 05 May 1973
Sex : Female

Bongiwe is married to Themba. They have five children, Mthokozis (14yrs), Selamile (8yrs), Thulane (7yrs), Philiswa (4yrs) and Sphelele (2yrs). They also take care of three orphans who are Themba’s brother’s children, Zwelithini (18yrs), Vulinwala (12yrs) and Welile (10yrs). Although her husband is working the money is not enough to meet the needs of the whole family. They also grow vegetables to sell and try to supplement their income. At times the situation can be difficult with no money to pay school fees and even for food in the house. In difficult times their neighbours try to help them. Bongiwe has been trained to raise chickens and she is a member of the current active group.