Gogo’s story of poverty inspires Chinese businessman to help

Gogo’s story of poverty inspires Chinese businessman to help

- A newspaper covered the story of Mangaung gogo Mamosala Pii

- Her 2-roomed house has no electricity and she has to cook outside

- Jimmy Shi donated several items to help her

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An 80-year-old grandmother in Mangaung, Free State, has received help from a Chinese businessman who was touched by her story of poverty.

The People’s Paper recently highlighted gogo Mamosala Pii's struggles, Briefly.co.za gathered.

She lives in a small, two-roomed shack with her daughter and two grandchildren, according to Daily Sun.

Jimmy Shi pictured with gogo Mamosala. Source: Daily Sun/Kabelo Tlhabanelo

Jimmy Shi pictured with gogo Mamosala. Source: Daily Sun/Kabelo Tlhabanelo

Gogo Mamosala also has to cook outside her shack because it does not have electricity. She is the only resident of Chris Hani township who doesn't have an RDP house.

Her story touched the heart of Jimmy Shi, a businessman and chairman of the Free State Fujian Overseas Chinese Association.

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Shi donated several items to gogo Mamosala, including groceries, blankets, a paraffin stove, a heater and pots. He handed them over last week.

He hoped the items would help her situation and keep her warm this winter. The businessman added that China and South Africa have been cooperating well for over two decades.

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In an interview, gogo Mamosala expressed her gratitude:

I’ve run out of words except to say thank you very much. I’m already feeling the love and warmth from the blanket that comes from you. I’m now hoping to get my RDP house.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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