An overwhelming and exciting experience for Inga Mafenuka, a 22-year-old first-time mom from Khayelitsha, who naturally gave birth to healthy quadruplets - two girls and two boys via C-section on Friday 6 July 2018.
They are the first quadruplets to be born at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town in more than 10 years. Staff and management at the Hospital confirmed that the young mom and her babies are doing very well and receiving the best care.
Inga said: "It only sunk in when I saw all four of them after I gave birth. I am prepared to take care of them. I have no choice, whether I'm overwhelmed or upset. I have to be a mother to them." She was delighted to confirm that her little miracles are healthy, strong and growing.
To help her financially, LottoStar will be contributing R10 000 per month for the next 12 months. This will assist Inga with essential expenses. On hearing the great news, Inga was unable to hold back her emotional tears. She was extremely grateful for the generous support.
KFM said that they are happy to be part of Inga's happiness, saying "It really does take a village to raise a child."
LottoStar is proud to be able to assist Inga and her bundles of joy. We wish them the best of luck!
LottoStar received the following update from Inga Mafenuka:
Inga said, "Hi Dina. We doing great thank you, might be out of the hospital this month end. The girls are being monitored because they were on oxygen. And the boys are doing fine, just waiting for the small one to get to the required weight. He is 200g away from obtaining it. I'm really grateful to LottoStar for the donation, I'm sure the money will bail us out of a lot, once we are out of the hospital, I promise to keep in touch and update you about new developments and the babies wellbeing. Love, Inga and the Quads xxx"
LottoStar recently followed up with busy mom, Inga Mafenuka, and this is what she had to say:
"Hey, we are enjoying the festivities so very much, thank you. The support LottoStar and KFM are giving us is keeping us going, and they are growing exceptionally well."
Inga provided LottoStar with the following images:
How are the babies doing?
“They are doing great. They are going to be turning 11 months in July.”
What have been some of the challenges you faced as a mom?
“Their sick days. When I have to go in and out of hospital at around 1am and getting medicines for them.”
How have LottoStar’s monthly contributions and support helped you?
“It has helped a lot. I wouldn’t be able to do a lot of things that I am currently doing right now. I spent R1 000 only on nappies. R2500 for baby cereals. So, if I didn’t have the monthly contribution from LottoStar, it would have been very hard for me.”
Were you able to save some of the money for future purposes?
“Yes. I’ve managed to fix a certain amount for when I would need it and some of it to pay for my school fees.”
What are your future plans?
“Finishing school and getting a nice job so that I can get paid well and take care of my babies.”
What are you currently studying?
“I am studying IT”.
Any advice for young moms or young moms-to-be out there?
“Take it one day at a time. Everything that happens just take it as it comes.”