- An inspiring woman shared photos of herself online and she won over Mzansi
- The lady, Petronella PK Khakhu, is an electrical artisan
- However, Khakhu opened up about the struggles she and her single mom had to overcome to get where she is today
Petronella PK Khakhu is one inspiring young woman. She is an electrical artisan and college graduate, but it was a long and challenging road to success.
In an inspiring post on the #ImStaying Facebook group, Khakhu opened up about her struggles and how her mom helped her achieve her goals.
According to Khakhu, her dad did not want her and she was left to be raised by her single mother. She revealed her mom went to extreme lengths to give her the best possible life.
From an early age, Khakhu knew she wanted to become an electrical engineer - and it was a dream her mother supported wholeheartedly.
"She paid my college fees by money she made from selling Tupperware," Khakhu revealed.
While Khakhu was busy studying towards a qualification in electrical engineering, tragedy struck their family.
Her baby brother passed away and her mom separated with the baby daddy. Things felt like they were just not working out and Khakhu nearly lost hope when her dream came true.
"I am proudly an electrical artisan and despite of all the challenges I faced, I managed to get an award for best female apprentice of the year," she wrote in the post.
South Africans were not only inspired by her mother's hard work to put her through college but by Khakhu's success in a male-dominated industry.
Justice Letsoela commented:
"Well done my sister. You are a true inspiration."
Grant Rijkenberg wrote:
"Well done to you and hats off to the proud, strong and brave lady who raised you. She falls into the category of hero in my book."
Karen Gascoigne added:
"That's fantastic well done. The sky's the limit go for it."
It's not the first time a Mzansi parent went the extra mile to make his, or her, kids' dreams come true.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on a father who makes brooms to pay for 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.
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