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Child Headed Household in Need

Child Headed Household in Need

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Child-headed households in South Africa are a major issue and this is a story of 3 young girls in danger of losing what little they have left in the world.

Recently a friend of Angel Network was approached by two young girls at a robot. She could see they were distressed, so she let them jump in. She asked Mercia, 17, what was wrong and she broke down in tears. Her and her little sister, Chante, are in a really tough spot. Their older sister, who is their primary caregiver after both parents died in a fire, has been diagnosed with cancer and hasn't been able to work to cover rent, food, tuition etc. Times are really tough!

Mercia is in matric at the moment and has been given a bursary to study law at UWC next year. But as it stands, she's not sure if she can get through this year. Without her sister working, she's now the primary breadwinner and is considering dropping out to help her sisters. 

Please, please consider assisting these 3 young women, all of who have bright futures if given the chance. We'd love to assist them with the following:

- Rent money

- Grocery money

- Clothing money

- School tuition 

Let's come together to make 3 young ladies feel loved. 


  • Mar 06, 2020 - R 800.00
  • "May G-d bless and strengthen your family always." - Dana Gordon

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Much love to them " - Chrissi

  • Oct 18, 2018 - R 5 000.00
  • "I can’t imagine how hard their lives must be. Hope this goes some way to help " - Tali

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Donations to date

R 6 000.00

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

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The Angel Network is a voluntary organization, run solely via the power of social media. We are a registered NPO (181-947NPO). Our goal is to create a gateway for giving. A platform from which helping the helpless will become easily accessible to anyone wanting to do a little more, and give a little more. The Angel Network enables, facilitates and mobilises acts of kindness.