Gogos are elderly grandmothers, heading households with many grandchildren in the absence or death of their own children. Living in economically depressed areas with no work or fertile land to cultivate, these families are left waiting for government grants to make ends meet. With e’Pap, their children have a chance to improve their nutritional status and achieve their potential in life.
At Botshabelo, gogo Marion tells us that e’Pap gives them more than nutrition. It gives them a school, a place for children to channel their energy, and helps them redefine nutrition – which is why e’Pap is necessary for their community.