The Mama Project
TOGETHER WE CAN
Themes and Questions
In the context of the Cape Town water crisis and Day Zero scare of 2018, we explored our personal stories in relationship to water:
Our bodies are mostly water, housing our daily activities, memories, dreams, goals, stories and hopes.
We carry water--what else do we carry? Who helps you carry it?
How do your families, beliefs, traditions, cultures, communities and children work together in crisis?
When your reserves are depleted, how do you replenish them? What do you conserve and share?
How are women strong and resilient during personal and actual droughts?
MEET THE MAMAS
My name is Ntombebandla
Rebecca Taho. I live in Cape
Town in Khayelitsha Harare.
I'm a mother of five children, a supervisor at Sibongile Day and Night Care and a good singer. I have a good communication skills. I'm also a breadwinner at home and I'm a single parent. I'm a Christian. My dream is to run my own care Centre for children with disabilities one day.
I'm a part of The Mama Project because I found it lovely and interesting to help women gain confidence in being who they are and in staying independent. My part of The Mama Project is playing a role in improving women's lives emotionally.
In the future I dream The Mama Project will be widespread and change a large number of women's lives and be a very successful Project / Organization, and also be a motivation to people all over the world.
My name is Cynthia Good.
I live in Arlington, MA.
I am a mother, wife, pastor, spiritual director, storyteller, fiber artist, lover of music and theater.
I am part of The Mama Project because I love stories – listening to them, sharing them. I am a part of The Mama Project because I believe that when we connect our lives through our stories and our art, we create something bigger than ourselves, we begin to build a beloved community.
My favorite part of The Mama Project is laughter and dance and babies – connections.