Our home is where the heart is a young homemaker's guide.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Authors: Hoaeb, Aini N.
Liyambula, Aune S.
Steinitz, Lucy Y.
Pub Date: 10/01/2008
Publication: Name: Sister Namibia Publisher: Sister Namibia Audience: Academic; General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Sister Namibia ISSN: 1026-9126
Issue: Date: Oct, 2008 Source Volume: 20 Source Issue: 4
Topic: NamedWork: Our Home is Where the Heart Is: A Young Homemaker's Guide (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Hoaeb, Aini N.; liyambula, Aune S.; Steinitz, Lucy Y.
Accession Number: 191779755
Full Text: It has become increasingly common in Namibia for children to head their own households and take care of other relatives, due to the death or illness of their parents or guardians. Most often, this situation is caused by HIV and Aids, which adds grief, mourning and sometimes stigma to the burden that child-headed households must bear.


This book serves as a guide with information that all responsible caregivers and heads-of-households should know. It shows how any household-from a poor shack to a large homestead--can become a loving home when it is run properly, with care and understanding. The authors are twin sisters who got the idea to help child-headed households ten years ago. They have been spending much of their time with orphans and other children-in-need ever since. Recently, they started running workshops for teenagers on household and family care, which they call the Torch Bearers' Project. With the help of Yelula/U-Khai, they teamed up with Lucy Steinitz, an experienced writer and long-time community activist for children in Namibia, to write this manual.

By Aini N. Hoaeb and Aune S. liyambula with Lucy Y. Steinitz, Ph.D. Yelula/U-Khai (Alliance 2015), Oshakati, Namibia, 2008
Gale Copyright: Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.