We visited MES’ GROW Hillbrow Programme earlier this week. As well as meeting some of the members of the GROW Hillbrow team, we also got to see the Ekhaya Shelter, which is also run by MES. Many of the men and women living in the shelter are not originally from Johannesburg, and came to the city seeking to improve their financial position. When people are stuck for accommodation, R15 a night gets them a bed in the shelter. Below are a few impressions of shelter life.