- A dedicated father has gone the extra mile for his kids
- Peter Chihoro started making brooms to sell
- He uses the money he generates with his craft to fund his children's school fees
Peter Chihoro is one dedicated dad. The man rides his bicycle up to 80km a day to fetch wood, which he uses to make brooms.
Chihoro, who hails from Tsakane in Brakpan, sells the brooms for R60 each and it is the means he has used to pay his kids' school fees for the past decade.
According to GroundUp, Chihoro leaves early in the mornings to find gum trees to cut for his brooms.
He visits farms in surrounding areas and says sometimes the farmers chase him away or charge him for the wood.
Good Things Guy reported a Nigel farmer charges Chihoro and other broom makers R150 to cut up to 100 branches.
Chihoro lost his job in 2008 when the company he worked for closed down. He then moved to South Africa to find a job, but the friend who was supposed to help him disappeared.
After failed job searches and discovering a market for his brooms, Chihoro started working for himself.
“Once l started out, l never wanted to work for anyone ever again. I realised that it was easier to be an entrepreneur than to go around looking for a job,” he said.
The father's hustle inspired social media users and they applauded him online.
Sheila Bischof Niessner commented:
"Congratulatons Peter Chihoro, that's the way to go! God bless you and your children."
Leanie Nothling added:
"Good father. God bless."
Chihoro is not the only parent who will go the extra mile for his children. Briefly.co.za previously reported that a woman sells biscuits so that her daughter can become a pilot.
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