Entrepreneur, Collen Mashawana, who has been impressing South Africans with his philanthropy, met with President Cyril Ramaphosa and shared a powerful message about the experience on social media.
Mashawana started a foundation which is dedicated to improving lives and eradicating poverty through education. His foundation has provided many disenfranchised South African families with homes.
Reflecting on the experience of meeting Ramaphosa, Mashawana took to social media and shared his views on prioritising community development over generating profits. He added that participating in the economy is only a means to an end, Briefly.co.za found.
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“When meeting South African president, we made sure that he understood that although profit is not a swear word, our biggest objective in participating in the economy of our country is to be able to develop communities and change the living conditions of our people,” asserted Mashawana.
Mashawana expressed his pride and gratitude at being able to help those in need and further reflected on the work his foundation has done and the progress they’re making in extending their reach.
”We made the President aware that we look after and have adopted many homeless people, we look after the disabled and we continue to build and donate decent homes to the elderly and child headed families,” he wrote.
Mashawana enthused that his goal is to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged people and hoped that the work his company and foundation does inspires other people to help their community as well.
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