My name is Charlton. I am from South Africa. I live in a small rural town called Bredasdorp. It is in the Western Cape province near the most southern tip of Africa called Cape Agulhas. It is one of the most beautiful parts of my country, but also one of the poorest.
My community is very diverse racially, but consists mainly of previously disadvantaged people of color. Work here is mostly agricultural of nature or if you are able to, you can get work in construction.
I myself live with an aunt and uncle who receive a monthly government grant. My mother also receives a government grant and does not live with us as she feels she cannot take proper care of both me and her together. Life growing up has been very hard. But what we may have lacked financially, we have always made up with lots of love.
My appeal to each and every person who might be in a position to help, is to please assist us financially in this time of COVID -19. I am unable to work and our government is unable to assist us with what we need to survive. The combined income from my foster aunt, uncle and my mom converts to around ZAR5700 ($300USD.)
Please I beg you, we are suffering. All we want to achieve, is to be able to assist our community with adequate food parcels and hygienic products, but our money alone won’t allow us to care for others as well as ourselves…
Please, if you can, help us. I will make it my mission to post pictures and documentation of our progress. Thoughts and prayers will help too. Anything is welcome.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.