Story of Telita: My mum had some itchiness in her ankle and it kept getting worse. Finally we went to the hospital and they found she had diabetes. She had to have toes removed and now can’t walk properly because her feet aren’t level. A bit later she lost her eyesight, also because of diabetes.

I have more responsibility that most kids my age. I have to stay home and help my mum. My mum used to work but now she is blind. I can’t go to school anymore because I have to look after my mum. I have to do the cooking, cleaning and looking after my brothers and sisters.