Khayelitsha, which means “new home” in the Xhosa language, was built in the early 1980's under the Apartheid government. It is the second largest black township in South Africa, after Soweto in Johannesburg. Most residents live in shacks, and one in three people will walk a minimum of 200 meters to access water.  While I witnessed entire families crammed into tiny makeshift huts, living in hopeless poverty, despair and inequity, I was taken by the vibrant culture and life that prevails - the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity.