“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
Molly Bam – Home Mother
Molly was born and bred in Butterworth, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Her family had a riding school and horses were her greatest passion in life. Her mother gave birth to twelve bchildren and cared for an additional seven foster children. Even though her childhood home was always full of children, Molly didn’t get very involved in wiping running noses and caring for the sick. Little did she know how much things would change in the future … When Molly’s mother passed away, Molly looked after her sickly father and younger sister for many years.
Neels Bam – Home Father
Neels grew up in Mthata. He is the middle born of three brothers and lost his parents while he was still young. By the time he was 11 years old, he was living on the streets. Eventually he was put into a Children’s Home, where the housemother described him as the most difficult child she had ever dealt with. She was excited and pleasantly surprised when she saw his wedding picture in the newspaper, and discovered that he had actually “made it”.
Neels and Molly are assisted by 2 foster mothers, 10 caregivers, a auxiliary social worker and a pre-school teacher.