Beka Ntsanwisi founded Vakhegula Vakhegula (Grannies Grannies) five years ago as a way of providing inspiration for older women.
In 2003, she learned she had colon cancer; by 2005, she was using a wheelchair. In the process of her treatment, Ntsanwisi visited a number of public hospitals and was disturbed by the level of treatment of elderly patients, especially women. Many were despondent or confused. She thought that regular exercise would be beneficial. That exercise evolved into soccer.