- Zoe Maseko is the recipient of NSFAS funds but she is using the money for needs beyond her studies
- Maseko wants to rebuild her mother's house with the funds to make it more comfortable for her family
- In the future, she has big plans to build her mother's dream double-storey home and she hopes to achieve this once she starts working
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Meet Zoe Maseko. Her latest Twitter post is buzzing for all the right reasons as she places the needs of her loved ones above her own. On Tuesday, 16 September, she tweeted that she is using her saved-up NSFAS funds, worth R6 800, to extend the home of her mum and siblings.
For those who need clarification on NSFAS, it's financial aid for students from challenging financial backgrounds to access tertiary education. So yes, it's a big deal that she chose to rebuild her family home over her studies, which she is still pursuing.
Zoe goes on to say that in the future when she starts working, she wants to build her mum a double-storey house. We love a queen who has big dreams to help others, especially when it's the person who brought you into this world.
This is the post she shared:
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The Twitterverse recognises her selflessness and sent the following blessings and messages of support her way:
"Super proud of you Zoe. May God bless you abundantly mntase."
"Your Mom gave birth to an Angel Zozo, you will build her that double story house."
"May God continue to bless you."
She even received a tweet from a user named @RiskyMashigo, who offered financial help through a CSI programme. He said:
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"Please drop me an email and indicate that you were referred by me. Let’s see if we can top up with a helping hand during our CSI programmes."
Zoe seems like an incredible person who wants to make her mum's life easier and more comfortable. Stories like these also inspire others to follow in similar footsteps and create a society where giving back becomes the norm.
Businessman generously donates new home to family of 9: “Great work, God bless”
In keeping with the theme of giving back, Briefly News previously reported that a local businessman and his foundation generously donated a four-bedroom home to a child-headed household consisting of nine siblings who unfortunately lost their mom to cervical cancer a few years back.
"Today @CollenMashFound successfully handed over a newly renovated and fully furnished 4 room house to the Mbatha child-headed family of 9. Their mother passed away in 2019 to cervical cancer, Mbali one of the siblings was also diagnosed with cervical cancer," they captioned the post in part.
Previously, the young kids were being looked after by their grandmother. But unfortunately, she succumbed to complications related to Covid-19 in 2020.
One caption reads:
"The siblings survive on government social grants and assistance from neighbours."
Thankfully, 2021 is a much better year for the kids, and they are ecstatic to have a place to call home. It's amazing what generosity can achieve and how many lives it can save. It is hoped that this home will provide them with a safe space to grow into self-sufficient young adults who live happy lives.