10 Stories of Single Mothers - Bienvenue


Bienvenue is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. After four years in a refugee camp in Uganda she and her four sons arrived in Australia on humanitarian visas. Because her husband was unable to join them Bienvenue spent the first few years surviving in a new country as a single parent. Because her youngest son was over the age of eight she was automatically placed on Newstart instead of a Parenting Payment – leaving her barely enough money to survive.