For more than 20 years Mickey Linda, affectionately known as Mama Mickey, has dedicated her life to helping the destitute in her community in Khayelitsha.
Her focus has been children at risk, mothers and the elderly and her work has evolved from running a creche and serving meals from community halls into what it is today – the Yiza Ekhaya soup kitchen serving approximately 200 children and 160 referred pensioners daily.
During COVID many people from the clinics could not take their medicine as they had no food to eat, so these people were sent to Mama Mickey. The number of people looking to her for help has risen greatly and Bnoth Zion WIZO Cape Town, under the convenorship of Esta Levitas, has responded to this great need doing whatever we are able to support Mama Mickey with her essential work.
WIZO is committed to alleviating the suffering of the hungry and impoverished and to supporting all in need.
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