Mama Lizzy Magama was so affected by the many children in her community who suffered from hunger and malnutrition that she started to feed as many children as she could on her own. Her spirit of entrepreneurship led her to expand and officially, after three years she opened Siyanqoba Centre in 2009. Her project has grown from feeding children, to complete aftercare services where they provide tutoring and assistance with homework, which also includes a reading and writing programme.
She also educates the community on adequately caring for their pets, including de-worming practices and sterilisation. As a qualified nail technician and hairdresser, Mama Lizzy passes on these and other skills she acquired such as cooking and baking and sewing to those in need so that they may, in turn, generate an income from these skills. She has dedicated her life to helping those in need, and her positive influence is rippling through her community.