This resulted in her becoming homeless as she could no longer afford to pay rent. "I ended up living in a shelter in Johannesburg. I was a hobo with no place to go," she said.
While living at the shelter, Sizakele went into a relationship with a man and fell pregnant a few months later. But the man disappeared after he found out about the pregnancy.
"I didn't know what to do because at the shelter they don't want pregnant women. I had to choose between living on the streets or keeping this baby. I wanted to have an abortion," she said.
Sizakele said a social worker informed her about the organisation. She was given R40 taxi fare and directions to the Lil Choices house in Florida. She said she started living there until she gave birth. "I held him in my arms for less than 10 minutes before they took him away," she said.
Sizakele said looking back, she was glad that she decided not to abort her baby while she hoped that he would have a good upbringing with his adoptive parents.
"I told the social worker that I want caring parents for my baby," she said.
However, none of her relatives know about the baby. "It is my secret. I will never tell them," she said. Sizakele has since found another job where she earns R2500, which helps her support eight family members back home.
Mpho*, 27, from Ermelo in Mpumalanga, had a baby three weeks ago. The baby is still living at the centre. She said she could not afford to keep her child because the situation at home was tough.
"I thought about my background and decided what was best for him," she said.