How poverty interferes with dreams: Andiswa Nkuphe's story

Umanyano lwabaphulaphula donated groceries, school uniforms and blankets to the Nkuphe family. Photo supplied by Umanyano lwabaphulaphula.

Nkuphe is 21. She lives in Nomlacu location in Bizana, a rural Eastern Cape town about three hours drive north-east of Mthatha. She passed her matric with a B symbol in 2013. She says, “My dream is to further my studies and become a social worker or a nurse but I can't leave my siblings alone.