Anna Mazibuko started a home-based care organisation to give counselling to parents whose children had been raped and those who were orphaned after their parents died of the HIV-Aids pandemic because she identifies with such victims.
Her daughter Vangile was raped and left pregnant during her ordeal.
Mazibuko, 40, was employed as a domestic worker in Pretoria, while her daughter was looking after her grandmother in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.
Her daughter subsequently gave birth to an HIV-negative child whom she took care of after Vangile passed away in 2002.
Her daughter had abandoned her grandson soon after birth because of the stigma attached to rape.
She was traumatised by the rape, the pregnancy and the ultimate death of her daughter and now the hardship she encounters trying to help those who go through the same experience.
Mazibuko needs help to help those who cannot do so unaided.
Mazibuko and her 18 colleagues would welcome any sort of help from anyone who cares. She can be reached at 082-661-5498.