About 18 years ago our wonderful Municipality "stole" our farm by mean of expropriation. This broke up our family and my Mother only received a tiny bit of money with which to purchase a home. She bought a run-down place with her money as it was all she could afford.
She lost her businesses that she was previously running on our family farm and she was not paid enough money to buy another farm so she ended up in town where it is illegal to run the businesses that she was running on the farm. The Municipality refused to pay her out for the loss of her businesses.
Ever since life has been a constant battle to make ends meet so she has hardly had money for food most of the time, let alone being able to maintain her property. She now needs a new roof and ceiling on her house. She also needs all the damage caused by the rain entering the home to be repaired.
She cannot sell the property as it is all she has left and in its current condition it is not worth enough for her to buy another home and also retire. She is now 60 years old and has lost everything thanks to our wonderful Municipality. She is very ill and can no longer survive being rained on every time it rains, she is in desperate need of a roof for her house.