Changing Life Ministries and Village of Joy
In 2002 Milly noticed that many children were been left unattended and alone due to their mothers dying of AIDS related diseases because of anti-retroviral medication (ARV) not being available. It was at this time that the need arose for an orphanage and safe house. Milly started an orphanage in Diepsloot, as there was none there at that time.
The orphanage outgrew the home in Diepsloot and Changing Lives Ministries (CLM) relocated the then 12 children from Diepsloot, and rented a small holding near Lanseria, which is called The Village of Joy. It is currently home to 22 children from the ages of 13 months to 18 years of age. Our 18-year-old child has been with us since she was 8 years old when she was orphaned and she is now in grade 11.