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Margaret ‘Maggy’ Ndlovu, 50

Married mother of three: 28, 22 & 11

Lives in Klipfontein View, Johannesburg

I come from a very poor family, we were just struggling. My father didn’t want me to go to school I ended up with only Standard 8, my mother had passed by then. My friend’s parents were always encouraging me, telling me, ‘Margaret, you will make it.’

I was knocked down by a car. After that accident I thought, ‘That’s the end of me,’ because my legs were broken. I asked myself if I will walk again, with broken two legs? That woman told me, ‘Margaret, you will make it.’

I used to run people’s businesses, people were always asking me, ‘Why don’t you open your own shop?’ Then I got retrenched. I was sitting at home doing nothing with no income. My husband was paying the bond, doing everything, I didn’t know how to help him. Then I came to TCB where I found I could learn more. I took this opportunity.

If you look where I came from and you look where I am now - sjoe. I’m so proud because now I’ve got a husband, I’ve got a house, my children - I can help them. Even if my husband doesn’t afford something - I can, I’m the one doing everything.