Woman to run 7 marathons to raise money for village children

Woman to run 7 marathons to raise money for village children

- A woman is undertaking a difficult marathon challenge to raise money for her rural village

- She aims to run seven marathons in seven days

- Her goal is to assist children by developing their school in Mtubatuba

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Nontuthuko Mgabhi is set to run seven marathons in a week in order to raise money for the disadvantaged. The 32-year-old from KZN will be become the first African female to do the World Marathon Challenge

The Mtubatuba-born woman is a long-distance runner. She wants to do something to help the dire conditions in her community by helping the 657 children in her community. This will be done in February 2020.

Woman to run 7 marathons to raise money for village children

Source: Facebook/Nontuthuko Mgabhi
Source: Facebook

"The inspiration for this campaign is to give back. I too was subjected to the similar learning conditions when I was growing up. It is through help I received from people and scholarships that I was able to attain education. It is my turn to give back!"

The challenge involves running seven marathons in seven continents in seven consecutive days. The money will be directly given to her rural village school.

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She hopes that the money raised will be able to build 5 classrooms, 2 administration offices and revamp a local school.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that a young entrepreneur is proving that hard work pays off. He wakes up every morning to sell sandwiches in the streets of Johannesburg. His incredible work ethic has impressed the people of Mzansi.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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