The journey to a better tomorrow

Fundraising campaign by Elmi Changuion
  • US$89.00
    raised of $600.00 goal goal
14% Funded
3 Donors
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FORMER homeless heroine addict, Paul Mynhardt, felt the chance at a new life was something that was way out of his reach. However Paul is currently in his fourth week at a rehabilitation centre, giving his all for his recovery.

Paul was a well-known face at the intersection of Old Main and Stapleton Roads in Pinetown, a beggar with a kind face and a ready smile. He attracted the attention of many, including paramedic, Elmi Changuion and her daughters, and recovering addict, Sam Walford, and his family.


Elmi’s daughter Sarah, (15), received a message from God to start a blanket drive in the winter, and in doing so she met Paul. She took it apon herself to drop off small meals and motivational messages with Paul. During this time Elmi met up with Paul and discovered his addiction.


Sam’s wife also felt there was something special about this man, and encouraged Sam to speak to him. Sam started taking Paul to recovery meetings with him, and it became clear that Paul was hopeless, and wanted more than anything to get clean and get off the streets.

Paul needed the opportunity for a second chance and through Elmi’s determination, she managed to get Paul to a social worker, to have him admitted to a rehabilitation centre.


According to the rehab policy Paul would have to detox before going in and joining the programme. Since detoxing on the streets is nearly impossible, Elmi and Sam spent four days detoxing him at Elmi’s house. Paul’s determination was clear, he suffered during those days, but pushed on, knowing there was light at the end of it all.



Paul has been in rehab for a month, and is doing very well. He has a twinkle in his eye that wasn’t there before. He is working towards his future with everything in him, however the next step is going to be a financial challenge.

After rehab, he will need to go into a recovery house where he will be able to continue his rehabilitation programme and remain off the streets.


Unfortunately it costs R10 000 per month for Paul to stay in one of these houses.

Through this fundraising page, it is hoped enough money will be raised to support him for at least six months. During this time Paul will be looking for a job and will hopefully be able to contribute to these fees.



Paul has worked so hard in getting clean, please help with this next step and contribute to his recovery. Please help give Paul a fresh start.

Organizer

  • Elmi Changuion
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 20, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 06, 2020
$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 05, 2020
$4.00
Feb 24

Paul has successfully completed rehab.

Update posted by Elmi Changuion at 06:32 pm

Paul has completed five months of rehab and is now on his way to a safe house. Here he can start his new life, while still being part of a program.

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3 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 20, 2021
Amount Hidden
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 06, 2020
$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 05, 2020
$4.00

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US$89.00
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