Family helps their gardener start his own business and inspires SA

Family helps their gardener start his own business and inspires SA

- A woman has shared a sweet story about her gardener on social media

- Her family helped him start his own garden service business

- Social media users were impressed with the feel-good story

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A woman has shared a heartwarming story on social media about her gardener. Jomo started working for her family two years ago. The hardworking man has helped them transform their once-barren garden into something of a paradise.

Jacqualene Lapa‎ took to the 'ImStaying' group on Facebook and shared that Jomo once told her that he wanted to start his own garden service business. The Lapa family was moved to help him.

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Family helps their gardener start his own business and inspires SA

Source: Facebook/Jacqualene Lapa‎.
Source: Facebook

"We were fortunate enough to gift Jomo a lawnmower with the help of a dear friend Alet Rheeder. Jomo’s garden service was established and he was very busy during last summer."

They have also started teaching him other skills so he can sustain himself when business is slow.

"My husband asked Jomo in May this year why he doesn’t go home (Limpopo) to his family for winter. Jomo replied that we are his family."

A few weeks ago someone offered to donate a weed eater to Jomo.

"Thank you for all you do for us!!! We love you and your quirks very much."

Facebook user Marguerite Gotthard-Jacobs said:

"Wonderful story, Jomo may you go from strength to strength!!"

Debbie Noeth said:

"He's like my Daniel, been with us 20 years. His dream is to see the sea, we are helping him get his dream come true. HE ALSO DOES EVERYTHING like painting ,he learned how now he paints beautifully, loads of other things too, he helped me through emotional times. Such a FANTASTIC MAN, I salute you Daniel."

Meryl Cochrane said:

"Where are you located? Perhaps there are some of us in the area needing a handyman or garden service and we could recommend him to others."

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Sandy Nell said:

"Well done Jomo! May you have a busy summer season ahead."

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