Zoleka: The Epitome of a Strong Woman

Our 2021 blanket drive focuses on mothers and celebrating strength in women all over the world. We wish to reach women and mothers alike to ensure all women are celebrated and their strength acknowledged. 


This came to life on a project visit to Mama Themba, with our questions set out for the Project Manager and her two peer counsellors, “What does it mean to be a mom?”… and “How are women strong?”…


Pinky, one of Mama Themba’s peer counsellors instantly expressed her opinion of Zoleka being the epitome of a Strong Woman. Many of you may know her story, a tragedy she has had to live through and with her permission, we’d like to share it now… 


Pinky Ngcuka and Zoleka Malamba, Mama Themba Peer Counsellors


Zoleka started at Thembalitsha (when Mama Themba was still known as Bosom Buddies) as a Breastfeeding Counsellor based at Helderberg Hospital assisting with Antenatal and Postnatal care. She subsequently served in educating pregnant women and assisting breastfeeding mothers in several of the major Clinics in our district and at Macassar Day Hospital, where she is currently still active in supporting women from conception to weaning their babies.

Eight years ago, Zoleka suffered the devastating tragedy of losing her entire family, her 3 children, husband and other relatives in a horrific car accident. This period of her life was understandably a crippling one. Almost a decade later she has become a mother again to 2 beautiful girls; the most amazing mom with incredible inner strength.


(L) 2013, Bosom Buddies | (M) Anthony Geard & Zoleka, winner of Chairmans Award | (R) Zoleka, Minnie and Liefie.

Everyone at Mama Themba sees Zoleka as a wonderful example of what it is to be a strong woman. Zoleka has suffered an excruciating loss and has used it as an opportunity to become a shining light in the community-- what could be a more perfect picture of a BRAVE mother? 


Through her work as a peer counsellor at Mama Themba, she now supports many women who have various traumas that they have to heal through. She is a phenomenal woman and we consider it a true privilege to have her as a member of the Thembalitsha team. 



What does being a mom mean to you, and how are women strong? 


https://youtu.be/t033Rw8BuWg


You can help us Celebrate Strength in Women, this Mother's Day! When you purchase an eCard, you not only employ South African women to make a baby blanket, this warm baby blanket will then be sent home with a new mom and baby from the hospital.





 


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