Marina and Dominique
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Marina is a single mom who shares her home with her lovely 16-year-old daughter Dominique. Tragically, on Sunday the 21st of July, their house burnt down.
Thankfully they escaped the blaze, but consequently lost everything; all their possessions, all their personal and sentimental items are all gone, and because they only have house insurance and not household insurance, the burden of replacing all they’ve lost, of starting all over again falls on Marina’s income.
Both mother and daughter have an autoimmune disorder which has worsened since the fire. The shock and trauma, as well as the financial strain this unfortunate event has caused, is seemingly insurmountable at this point.
Dominque has been having nightmares and battling to get back to school and “normal” life. She is staying at a friend’s house, while Marina is staying with one of her friends, so they have been separated.
To assist Marina and Dominique in this dark time in their lives, and to encourage them not to lose hope, Hot Cares will be purchasing household goods, including appliances, bedding, clothing and school items (stationery, backpacks and uniforms) and other necessary items to the value of R 20 000.
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