(Cape Town) – After suffering in a tiny shack, with not enough food and no electricity, disabled Cynthia Ntunje, has found a new home with Catholic nuns in Khayelitsha. The thing she is most grateful for, she says, is getting a meal every day.
GroundUp recently reported how Ntunje, who has diabetes and is partially blind, lived in a cold, smelly and mouldy shack, with clothes scattered on the wet floor and a loose door, in Europe informal settlement in Gugulethu. The day GroundUp visited her, her meals consisted of burned leftover porridge scraped from the bottom of a pot.
Several readers and the Catholic Welfare Development (CWD) centre in Khayelitsha contacted GroundUp to offer help for Cynthia. CWD has since found her space in the Missionaries of Charity Mother Teresa home in Khayelitsha, where she is staying free of charge.
“We are so well taken care of here. We don’t lift a finger. Everything is done for us. I get food every day, and I get medication for my diabetes. It’s still difficult to see because my vision is fuzzy but apart from that I am doing well. I miss my son but I am told that he will be brought soon to see me, so I am happy,” said Ntunje.
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