SA woman provides shelter for abused women and children

SA woman provides shelter for abused women and children

This Western Cape woman opened her home to shelter the abused in her society. 

Lucinda Evans believes that South Africa is dealing with another pandemic - gender-based violence. The good samaritan has taken it upon herself to help women and children who are affected by abuse.

She has opened her home to shelter those forced to leave their own homes in order to save their lives.

Evans is the founder of Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PAB) - a safehouse located in the Western Cape that provides emergency accommodation for abused women and children. The victims are allowed to stay overnight or for up to five days.

READ: Busiswa Gqulu's advice to women in abusive relationships

Evans started the safehouse without any funders and was operating from her garage when she started.

Evans acts of kindness have led to her being nominated for the Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year, and a Vital Award Winner in 2014.

Danny Painter looks at the life of this incredible woman on her show.

Tune into Love Songs with Danny Painter Monday to Thursday from 19:00 to 22:00.

READ: The power of a pen: How this artist drew himself out of abuse and poverty

More from East Coast Radio

Show's Stories