Work v. childcare


This is a 37-year old female client at Mthimba and her two children, a three-year old girl and an 8-year old boy. The female is HIV-positive and she is drinking well her treatment, and she had a job far away from home and she left her children with her mother. Her boy is HIV-positive and her mother was not giving the boy his treatment and he defaulted on his treatment, and he was admitted to hospital and now he is getting better. He is not going to school because of his health. The mother quit her job because of her child. They are staying in a one-room shack, and now no one is working. They are living on a social grant. We gave them a food parcel.