Lydia Mashaba is an elderly grandmother living in a very impoverished rural area of South Africa who has seven grandchildren / great grandchildren living with her.
The purpose of this fundraiser is to try and help with improving two of their biggest problems.
Firstly: In December of 2018 the tin roof on Lydia’s house blew off completely in gale force winds. Since being replaced it has leaked in several places soaking furniture, beds and clothing in the process. She has tried to repair the roof but it really needs to be replaced urgently.
Secondly: The local municipality doesn’t supply water on a consistent basis, sometimes up to seven days can go by without tap water being accessible. In a household that has five young children needing bottles / bathing and for the school going children uniforms washed. This as I am sure you can appreciate, becomes a logistical nightmare without water.
The first phase of this fundraising is to try and help this destitute family in the following manner:
: Installation of a borehole and pump to create a consistent supply of fresh running water to the property.
: Plumbing of water from the borehole into the house to create proper bathroom and kitchen facilities.
: Replacement of the flat tin roof with a pitched tiled roof.
Lydia is currently existing on R2580 per month which consists of her old age grant and child support grants. That R2580.00 has to cover EVERYTHING. There are no spare funds with which to even contemplate effecting these renovations. But YOU could make the difference even if it’s just $1
Every donation no matter how small can change this families life for the better.
Monies raised in excess of the amount requested will go towards phase two which will involve internal renovations and making the family self sustainable going into the future.
Pictures will be posted to show the work in progress / when complete. So that YOU are able to see how you have turned this extended families lives around.