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Caring moms help to fight hunger in gang-hit Cape Flats

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NPO Moms Who Care together with Rugby club, Caledonian Roses have committed themselves to fill up tummies of hundreds of children and vulnerable people in Hanover Park, Cape Town during the national lockdown. Over the years, the Cape flats have been plagued with gangsterism, drugs and unemployment.

The group has been feeding up to 800 residents since the lockdown started, mostly out of their own pockets. They deliver hot meals in takeaway containers to the majority of council flats in the area. “We feed up to 800 people per day and 90% are children.

“We have been doing this every day since the lockdown started. We are not funded – it’s basically communities that are able to give a little bit to the needy. We are 10 in total,” said Adeebah Sha, Co-founder of NPO Moms Who Care.

She said many of her colleagues were born in Hanover Park. “The community is very poor. There is a huge drug problem and addiction, the number of children in this community will shock you, it is mind-boggling. The unemployment rate is extremely high. Gangsterism is making things even worse,” said Sha.

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