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Eighteen years ago Simangele Mkhize of Jabulani, Soweto, started a creche for children of working parents.
Now she fears that her Happy Day Care Centre and the hard work she had put into it might be in vain if she does not get funding soon.
Today, the centre caters for 125 children, including those who are HIV-positive and Aids orphans.
Mkhize, 65, turned her house into a creche in 1989 to assist working parents.
With the HIV-Aids scourge in her township, she ended up taking in Aids orphans.
"We have no donors and it is difficult to meet the centre's demands and the HIV-positive children's medical needs," said the unemployed Mkhize.
The centre lacks kitchen appliances.
"I appeal to good Samaritans out there to help us," she said.
Mkhize said she did not want money, but people could donate appliances and food parcels.