South African Diary: One farm worker's story

10 May 2009 - 8:00am

When she spoke to us about her 12-year old son's dream of one day going to college she burst into tears. 'What can I offer to him under the conditions I'm living?', she asked. She knows that the most likely future for her son is as farm worker, just like her, earning paltry wages under harsh conditions. Kitty left us to go back to work, but other workers who had gathered around us told similar stories.

Graciela Romero, Director of International Programmes, is keeping a diary of her trip to South Africa, where she is visiting Sikhula Sonke, an women's trade union and War on Want partner organisation.


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