As one can imagine, the refugees are in a terrible state when they arrive at the camp. They've been wandering through the Kruger National Park for what seems like an eternity; they are tired, hungry, and disheveled, like so many others fleeing the civil war in Mozambique. What was particularly hard for the little girl and her family was that while wandering through the national park, there was plenty of food and shelter available, but only for the privileged white South African tourists who go there on holiday.
Although the refugee camp has only basic facilities, at least it provides a haven from the horrors of war, though challenges remain, such as the little girl's grandmother moving bricks to make ends meet. It's a hard job, really not suitable for someone of her age, but at least it brings in some much-needed income. Nevertheless, the condition of the family upon arrival at the refugee camp hasn't really changed all that much. They're still poor, homeless, and without much hope for the future.