Hi everyone, my name is Nokuzola Mqwebedu and I am from Mdantsane in East London but currently based in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape. I come from a poor family background living with 10 people in a four-roomed house with only one person working. I am proud to say that I was not only raised by my family, but by the whole Mdantsane community.
Being raised by the community instilled the spirit of Ubuntu in me and taught me to never forget where I come from and the struggles that my elders had to go through just so we don't go to bed on an empty stomach. It, therefore, has been my dream to give back to the community that raised me when I have little to share. My dream has been triggered by the Covid - 19 pandemic where people are asked to self quarantine and regularly wash their hands with soap. How are the poor living in households of 10 people going to self quarantine and stock up when they are dependent on hand to hand to survive? Some families with little kids go to bed on empty stomachs and do not even have soap to bath. How are they going to wash their hands with soap regularly as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the disease when they don't even have soap to wash their bodies?
I, hereby, ask South Africans to help me by donating anything from soap, food products, school uniforms, even as little as donating R1.
I sound the call to South Africans to come together and provide Acts of Kindness to the Nation because united, we stand, divided, we fall.
The donations will go to poor families identified in Mdantsane and Reeston, East London and to Nemato, Port Alfred.
Please support the cause. Your donation makes a difference.