- Matimba endured physical and emotional abuse
- Her ex-boyfriend left her with debt and she suffered a miscarriage
- She now uses her experience to help other women
A courageous woman who overcame physical and emotional abuse is using her experience to help other women.
28-year-old Matimba Makaringe, from Tzaneen in Limpopo, told Daily Sun that she once suffered third degree burns as a result of her abuse.
She therefore spent several weeks in hospital and couldn't walk for three months, Briefly.co.za gathered. Her grandmother also passed away before she had fully recovered.
In addition, her ex-boyfriend left her with a large car finance debt and she discovered she was pregnant as well.
Sadly, her depression caused a miscarriage just four months into her pregnancy. Fortunately, she remained brave and didn't give up.
Matimba subsequently started MissCourage, a project through which she reaches out to women going through similar challenges.
I counsel women who’re suffering from all sorts of abuse. I first tell women about my life story before helping them.
In addition to her counselling initiatives, she also organises regular hikes for abuse survivors. The next one will be at the Groenkloof Nature Reserve in Pretoria on 25 August.
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