Asandiswa Makapela is 20 years old and lives in Langa township in Cape Town with her brother, her sister in law and their 2 children in their one room home. Asandiswa finished high school with very high marks and wants to be a teacher but is struggling to continue her education because of limited finances. She is now working part time at a clothing store in the city.
“In 10 years time I see myself as a successful teacher or psychologist. I see myself as a successful black woman and I want to empower other black people so that is my target for the next 10 years. I would love to have made a lot of difference and I see myself as a leader, as a person that other people look up to. I see myself out of this environment, happy in my own big house.”