Bongani is a former patient at Bophelong, the hospice supported in part by Beaded Hope. Cared for and counseled by hospice staff, Bongani slowly re-invented his perspective on life. On a strict regimen of twice-a-day meds, his health improved. He connected with a former girlfriend and they married. Bongani now shares his positive and uplifting outlook with others in Mamelodi. While not employed by Beaded Hope, Bongani is a good friend of the team and its mission.
Portrait of Bongani
Photographed by Jennifer Davis; August 2005