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Dependence

Contracting MDR-TB has made me a dependent person as I am currently unemployable.

Contracting MDR-TB has made me a dependent person as I am currently unemployable. Before I fell ill I used to get a lot of employment cleaning people’s houses, but I now depend on my mother who receives a grant of about USD71 per month, which she uses to buy groceries such as mealie meal, vegetables, soap, matches and candles. I receive approximately USD100 for transport from MSF and I use the money to pay for my transport to the clinic everyday and what remains I send to my children so they can eat too. This is not enough to cover all the living expenses but I am grateful to MSF perhaps I would not be where I am today.