AgeWell Interview: Wendy Maseko

Wendy Maseko.

Age: 61. Born Nqmekwe, near Butterworth, Eastern Cape. Came to Khayelitsha 40 years ago. Resident of Khayelitsha.

 This gentle and quietly spoken grandmother of 5 radiates goodness. She is the kind of person every community needs. She calmly goes about making her contribution as a church counsellor, a leader of the church widows’ programme and in informal ways, to her family and friends.

Wendy heard about AgeWell from a neighbour and was immediately interested as she loves to help people. At first, Wendy was apprehensive about how she would cope with AgeWell training, especially when thinking about learning how to use a smartphone.  Now that it is over, she feels ready to get out into the community, along with her AgeWell partner, and her trusted smartphone. “I feel so proud to be using this smartphone. I would never have believed it was possible”.

Being a committed Christian, she likes the idea of working for God.



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