Sofi was born and raised in the UK before moving to Australia in her teens. She came to South Africa on a working holiday in 1999 and loved the country so much she decided to stay.
She now lives just outside Winterton with her children and oversees the Isiphephelo project as well as being part of the overall management of Isibani.
Before Isibani even took shape Sofi had a dream of a community centre where local people could access much needed services, a venue where different organisations could offer their services. What at the time seemed like just a dream is now a reality and it just keeps on growing and growing.