In Minenhle's family 6 children are taken care of by 6 adults. Their wattle and daub house is in poor shape but they have access to power and water. The whole household is in an inadequate shape and they are struggling to meet the needs of the children.
The family lives in one of the usual 4-room brick houses with tin roofs in the Durban area. The supply there with infrastructure, electricity and water is poor. Garbage and environmental pollution are among the biggest problems in the area.
Celokuhle is a smart, friendly and clean boy. He attends the 5th grade of primary school. His favourite subjects there are English and life orientation.
Busani (born on June 5, 2003) lives with his sister at his aunt. In the family he doesn't have particular chores. His father is unemployed, his mother has died. He is a happy, active and friendly boy. At the moment he wents 9th grade Secondary School, where he regularily attends the lessons and behaves well. His favourite subjects are Math and Science.
Like the other boys of his neighbourhood he likes to play football with his friends. He wants to become a engineer because he loves creating things.
Sfundo lives with her three brothers and other relatives with her grandmother, who she loves and cares for well. Her mother has work, but so far away that she cannot take care of her children herself. The family's home is a 2-room hut with electricity. They have to cover their daily water needs at a nearby public tap.
The girl spends her free time with six girls form the neighbourhood. They prefer to practice traditional dances or play funny games. All in the family are active members of the local Catholic parish.
In the girl's family live 8 children and 4 unemployed adults, including both parents. As a result, the supply of essential equipment and food is poor. They live in a brick house with 3 rooms. Electricity is available, but they can get water only from a tanker truck.
Awonke wants to become a nurse when she is grown up, because she likes to help other people.