Gogo’s independence, thanks to Hact

2016-09-06 06:00
Nombango Bhengu participated in the HACT Gogo Olympics. Photo: Max Bastard

Nombango Bhengu participated in the HACT Gogo Olympics. Photo: Max Bastard

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INCHANGA’S Nombango Bhengu is in her late sixties and supports a family of nine, including four grandchildren, all on her pension and a small wage earned by her son who works on a farm nearby.
She has lost two of her six children.

Successive strokes a few years ago left her bedridden, unable to use her arms and with limited speech.
A health care-worker from the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust (Hact) encouraged­ Bhengu to join a Gogo Support Group and exercise weekly.

Slowly, she recovered her mobility, and this year proudly took part in the 400m relay races and “pass the ball” event at the Gogolympics in Molweni.

“My arms are so strong now I can hold my grandchild, which makes me very happy,” she says.

Bhengu urged the community to support the Hillcrest Aids Centre trust as they are always finding ways to support members of the community that are in need.

“Thank you to Hact for enabling me not to let my illness get me down,” she added.

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