Nqweniso Gcaza’s (77) story is a tough one, but his life has taken a turn for the good. He is finding purpose and pleasure again at NOAH.


‘’I lost my wife a few years ago, then my son, who was killed and dumped at Monwabisi beach.


I then moved in with my daughter and her 5 children. This was a terrible time as she is a drug addict and I had the responsibility of taking care of her children. Because the situation was so bad my sister suggested I consider becoming a member at NOAH. I visited the Centre and chatted to some of the residents who encouraged me to stay.


This was a turning point. I was given counselling and great support from my fellow residents. I was then given the opportunity to attend training with Abalimi Bezekhaya – a non-profit organisation helping people to grow their own vegetable gardens at home. I have always loved gardening and this experience was life changing. I now spend every spare minute in the garden, watering, weeding, pruning …. and the veggie garden is now flourishing. The members are very grateful for the work I do and I am grateful to them for giving me a 2nd home.’’

Thank you NOAH for giving me a second home.