"It became difficult for me to provide for my children after I left my abusive husband who drank alcohol, cheated on me and beat me up. I took my three children with me and we shared a house with my grandmother, mother and brother.
"Life became uphill for me and my five siblings after our parents passed on within months of each other. My grandmother raised us with her pension money, but it was the most difficult time for all of us. The hope of finding a job after I completed matric was all that kept me going.