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Solomon has been generating an income from his vegetable garden while recovering

Publication date: 
Sep 2020
Authored by Care Ministry, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in the Eastern Cape that is supported by the USAID TB South Africa Project.


Solomon Windvoel lives within the catchment area of Govan Mbeki health facility in Sub-District C of the Nelson Mandela Bay Health District in the Eastern Cape. He was diagnosed with DS-TB on the 31st October 2019.

During the social workers baseline assessment, it was determined that he was very depressed and anxious about both his health and financial circumstances. He lost his job because of his illness and had to rely on the disability grant that his girlfriend was receiving. The DOT supporter visited daily to motivate him to take his treatment and improve his physical health and wellbeing whilst at the same time the social worker began several interventions.

Care Ministry is happy to report that Solomon has improved significantly since his initial admission. He has successfully nurtured a vegetable garden and has been able to sell some of his produce to generate some income. He receives a disability grant at the moment until he is able to return to work and he has successfully completed treatment and beaten TB!


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