Photo Story Maria Madira Shika Compressed


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Photo Story Maria Madira Shika Compressed

  1. 1. The Life and Times of Maria Madira Shika By Kristina Gubic
  2. 2. The Housekeeper <ul><li>Maria was born in 1960. She has three children. She is a single mother after losing her husband to illness fifteen years ago. Although he was a gardener – he supported her until his death. For the past fifteen yeas she has worked as a housekeeper for three different families in Parkhurst. </li></ul>
  3. 10. The Diva <ul><li>Outside of her job, Maria is always elegantly dressed. Even for the 20 minte walk home, she will change out of her overalls. </li></ul>
  4. 18. The worshipper <ul><li>Maria has been a devout Zionist Christian her whole life. She was born outside Polokwane in what has become the Zionist village of Moria where she still has a home. </li></ul>
  5. 23. The Property Mogul <ul><li>Maria owns two homes which she maintains with her wages from housekeeping and from rental derived from 3 lodgers </li></ul><ul><li>Her youngest daughter lives in her home in Diepsloot while her in-laws live in her home in Polokwane which she inherited after her husband’s death. </li></ul>
  6. 29. The mother <ul><li>Maria has three children, all of whom live in Diepsloot. </li></ul><ul><li>She has 2 grandchildren </li></ul>