BENEFICIARY – FEEL GOOD STORY
NAME: MILLY GERTS
PROJECT: CLEANING AT BOITUMELO DAY CARE CENTRE
I used to work at the Post Office doing deliveries. I became very ill with kidney problems and I am a diabetic. I lost my job because I was too sick to work. I received no income in the time that I was so sick. For almost 2 years I was unable to work. I used to spend weeks on end in the hospital when I was really sick! I struggled to cope with all my problems. I had no support…
A ward counselor informed me about the Community Works Program. Since I started working again, my stress levels have decreased. I no longer dwell on my problems. I am always around people that uplift and encourage me. My medical costs are covered with the monthly salary I receive, especially the diabetic medication. My fellow participants care about me. We often share food with each other and offer each other support. I am no longer lonely. My body is growing stronger every day. I feel a lot happier.
I hope to get promoted in the CWP Program, I want to be a site facilitator one day. The CWP Program really changed my life!