I was blessed at age 42 with this beautiful miracle, my only child, After a difficult pregnancy she came safely into the world on 11 October 2012. When she was 2 months old I fell ill and i was away from her for 8 months which broke my heart. During that time her father had to leave South Africa to renew his documents as he is not a South African citizen. When I was better Sakina returned to me at 10 months old but life was difficult, we have been living in shelters, with people when they are kind enough to take us in and even on the streets. I have resorted to cleaning peoples homes to make money for food and clothing. She is a very intelligent little girl and went to a school provided for by the shelter we lived in but unfortunately our time there has expired. I have been trying desperately to get work as her father was refused renewal of his permit because of xenophobia in this country and he is stuck in Pakistan and says he cannot get money to us as he is suffering financially there. I have finished high school and have a diploma in business management and a diploma in marketing management but my computer skills are rusty as I have been out of the work place for so long and really struggling to get a job. I am resorting to this as a last option as I have prayed and knocked on local organisations for help but it seems like i am washed in a sea of bad luck with no hope for the future and suffering from depression. All that I ask is for help to put Sakina in school next year which is 3600 dollars a year, and for me to go and study which is 5000dollars (education is expensive here) and a little bit extra that I can buy goods and sell it at the flea market weekends to make money to support us and get us a place to live in the meantime while i study. I want to be independent and provide a home and a education for my daughter. As the saying goes dont give a man fish it will be finished eaten at the end of the day and tomorrow he is hungry again..Give him a fishing rod so he can always have food. So i'm asking for the Fishing Rod.