I WANT TO WORK

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Be­ing a mom is such a joy. It brings so much laugh­ter and hap­pi­ness. But noth­ing hurts like not be­ing able to pro­vide for your child.

I have a son aged two and he doesn’t go to day­care like other chil­dren be­cause I can’t af­ford it. It hurts see­ing my child

bored in the house all day, talk­ing to him­self and play­ing alone. He needs more than just watch­ing car­toons at home. It breaks my heart. I ap­ply ev­ery day for a job but no luck. It makes me feel like I’m not a good mother.

I want to be able to pro­vide for my son, for all his ba­sic needs and most im­por­tantly his ed­u­ca­tion.

I feel like he is fall­ing be­hind on that while he is at home. It’s not easy get­ting re­jec­tion let­ters from com­pa­nies, but my son gives me strength to try again to­mor­row. I want to leave a legacy for my son. I don’t want him to ever strug­gle in life.

So to work­ing moms: don’t feel guilty about not spend­ing much time with your kids, be­cause you are build­ing a fu­ture for them. To un­em­ployed moms: don’t give up. One day we will be able to pro­vide for our kids. Don’t lose hope! DIMAKATSO THIPE FROM FREE­DOM PARK, JO­HAN­NES­BURG

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