Dear valued customers, supporters & friends near and far,
our family-run retail business needs YOUR HELP!
Like so many other thousands of businesses around South Africa and the world, the survival of our business is in jeopardy due to the Covid19 outbreak and the resulting lock down.
The financial loss is disastrous as we have lost our mainly foreign customers.
We have made the effort to restructure and adapt our business before and during the national lock down, selling necessary items like Liquid Sanitizer (on tap), Sanitizing hand gel and face masks but the proceeds of those sales can hardly cover the salary of our loyal employees, the rent as well as my family of 4 ( which includes a 4 month old boy and our 3 year old daughter ) and 3 rescue dogs.
I have applied for every business and debt relief scheme available in our country but haven’t received any replies nor any funds to this date. Therefore our future – like many other businesses – is uncertain as we would not be able to continue to keep our doors open and our plans to expand to other locations around South Africa.
I never imagined I would be in this position. I am normally to proud to ask anybody for financial help and have always been able to resolve a “crisis” myself and made sure to pay all company bills in time.
But this financial disaster caused by the COVID19 lock down measures was a unforeseen event 3 months ago.
I have been in the retail business since 2002 and have never experienced a crisis as disastrous like this one which will change our lives forever. My wife has been into animal rescue all her life and just has registered her own Animal Rescue Organisation last year. She is passionate to help animals in need.
The minimal sale of essential goods is keeping my family going for now but the pre-lock down suppliers outstanding invoices is giving me sleepless nights.
That is why I decided to take this step via the Crowdfunding platform to ask for YOUR help to pay my companies outstanding bills, the salaries of my loyal employees and thereby help to rescue our business which we established and build with a lot of sweat, passion and heart - 7 years ago.
WE need YOUR HELP! - and will be most grateful for any donation.
Thank You and God Bless.
Siegie & Bettina