- A woman has made Mzansi proud after she successfully crowdfunded for a trip to compete in China
- She was selected to represent South Africa in an international canoeing competition
- The proud young lady said she achieved her accomplishments through hard work
A young lady has made Mzansi proud after competing in the World Canoeing Championships in China. She was the recipient of a successful crowdfund campaign which helped her join Team South Africa in international waters.
Melonie Croeser started the crowdfund to raise the funds needed to make the trip. She needed to raise R40,000.00 for flights, accommodation, transport, her sports kit and food. The target was reached successfully.
Speaking to GoodThingsGuy.com, she said that being selected was a result of hard work and dedication. She said she was proud to be able to represent her country.
Melonie was introduced to the sport by her grandfather Danie. He has been her support in every competition she has participated in.
The grandfather, in turn, said he was very proud of his granddaughter.
“She has exceeded all expectations since she first climbed into a canoe 4 years ago. Dedication, persistence and perseverance"
Melonie was chosen to be the flag bearer for the opening ceremony.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that a woman has proven that hard work and perseverance reaps incredible fruit. The 36-year-old started as a cashier and now owns her very own petrol station. Hailing from Mtwalume on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, Khumbu Shelembe’s career has been a remarkable journey. Khumbu completed a National Diploma in Marketing Management from Mangosuthu University in 2004. She managed to find a job as a cashier at Mobeni service station.