We wanted to share the story from Siphiwe, from Mangwanani Palazzo at Montecasino in Fourways.

My name is Siphiwe Zwane. Mangwanani has truly enhanced my life. Through my employment here, I have been able to become independent, paying my rent and being able to live alone. I can also afford to buy furniture for the house even though by instalment. Because I work hard and show a good attitude and work ethic to my employers and clients, I can afford to look after myself.

A big thank you to Mangwanani. Although I work far away from my rural area, I can now support my grandmother financially. Nothing gives me greater joy than to be able to buy my grandmother groceries, and see her smile. I intend to continue working at Mangwanani. I am looking at going to beauty school to learn nail technique and make up. I can afford to pay my own fees, and still maintain my daily activities. I am a proud worker here at Mangwanani. Together we will accomplish more, growing over time.

To Mangwanani − thank you for giving us the opportunity to be independent.