She is Helena Bosman and she lives with her Oupa and Oumie in the Northern Cape. She is their little Vaselinetjie. But everything changes when the Welfare sends her away to the children's home in Gauteng. It is 1993 and everyone talks about a "new" South Africa. As the country struggles through changes, Vaselinetjie too must make the transition from sheltered young girl to independent woman in her harsh new world.