Khopotso Mochochoko
Khopotso Mochochoko , Berea , 23

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

I started working as a maid when I was a teenager, after losing both my parents to death. I unfortunately had a baby out of wedlock. My daughter is now three years old and I hope to find employment at this textile factory and work in order to provide for her so that she can have an opportunity that I never had; education.

‘Mamaria Tsepane
‘Mamaria Tsepane , Leribe , 31

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

I only went up to Standard 7 in primary, which I didn’t even pass. My parents were always fighting and that made my life really sad and not worthy.  I got married at an early age and unfortunately moved from the family of an abusive father to that of an abusive husband. After 12 years of emotional and physical abuse that was supported by my mother in law, I finally took m four children and left my husband. It seems I should have moved earlier, perhaps before he could infect me with HIV. Now I am stuck with four children who all look to me for provision of food and life is too hard. I have made a promise to myself to be faithful and take medication everyday until they find cure for AIDS.