Vis and Andy Jooste, both in their mid-fifties lost their jobs in 2013. Despite having plenty of experience and excellent references they could not find jobs yet. Their age, slight disabilities and local empowerment programs were some of the reasons given for not employing them.
They managed to survive by buying and selling used goods. However a transaction that went bad cost them their delivery vehicle and pretty much their livelihood since they simply can’t function without a delivery vehicle.
They now need help urgently to stave off certain eviction since their capital and saving are almost depleted. Their son helps with day to day expenses but with a family of his own and living in a small apartment himself he simply cannot accommodate them too.
One Dollar is all we’re asking today. Rather than asking for larger donations and involving less people we’d rather ask for less and involve more people. An amount of $300 per month is needed to pay for their small garden apartment. If at all possible they’ll appreciate a monthly donation however single donations will be much appreciated too.
This will be a temporary measure since they are also actively raising funds to start a small business.
They feel ashamed having to burden their family and friends but being unable to find jobs and unable to generate income they feel they now have no alternative. They ask that you understand that this is not a matter of choice but rather of necessity and that it will be temporary until (God willing) they raise enough funds to start up their business again.
Just $1 is all they ask today. And that you share this with as many people as possible. You can make the difference now.
While they can’t repay you now, they’ll do so, if required, when on their feet again. As a token of their appreciation they’ll send you a micro recipe book with a few of their favourite family recipes. These are unusual recipes that you may not have tried before and which may become a favourite of yours after trying them.
You can also see their small business fundraiser here: https://gogetfunding.com/please-help-start-up-their-small-business-again/
Please donate $1 or any other amount today. It will go a long way to getting them back on their feet again.
Thank you in advance and God Bless.