"Every child should have two school shoes or two school bags whether their mothers can afford it yes or no because when I was growing up, in the midst of things, my school shoes and bag mash up and sometimes when it mash up, your parents don't have [it] to buy it back right away."
That's what Jamaica's Eveana Henry, better known as Pamputtae, had to say to the Gleaner about her experience growing up as a single mother in her home community of Fletcher's Land.
Pamputtae, who lost her mother when she was 10, has since established the Single Mother Foundation, which has provided scholarships, book grants, and an annual back-to-school treat that has eased the financial burden associated with back-to-school costs.
"I've walked, I've slept it, I've talked it, I've cried it, I've laughed it, so I know everything about this," Pamputtae says.
"They acknowledge mothers all the time, but you see single mothers it's a different thing when you wear both caps as mother and father."
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