I came to Tshepisong to meet Olga. When she had only two children herself, and she was only 30 years old, Olga began her life as a foster mother to AIDS orphans — four children of her sister’s, and later two children of her aunt’s. The Christian Science Monitor has been writing about Olga and her journey since 2007.
As Sunday wound down, this is what I saw walking around Tshepisong, a township not far from Johannesburg. I was, above all, impressed. For instance: If I had a tin shack and a broken down wooden gate and an outhouse, would I spend the time and money and effort needed to coordinate them all in a delightful shade of pink? I’m pretty sure I’d probably just watch TV.