- Two sisters were forced to fend for themselves following the tragic loss of their mother
- With their father absent in the United Kingdom, the girls sought refuge at the home of one of their friends
- Although things seemed bleak, with the help of generous South Africans, the girls have been able to fund their education again
Two sisters, named Lisa (18) and Zoe (12), were dealt a cruel blow when their mother passed away last year.
With their father absent in the United Kingdom, the mother's family moved them from Turfontein to Pietersburg to take them in.
Aside from having to deal with the mourning process, the girls now had to adapt to a completely new environment and were forced to attend new schools in a language they were unfamiliar with.
Despite their best efforts, the girls just could not adapt and hitchhiked all the way to Johannesburg where they called on the help of Johannes Ramokone.
Lisa befriended Johannes' son previously and was drawn to the family.
Although they lived in a tiny RDP house and with little income, Johannes and his family couldn't turn the girls away.
They took the bold step to take them in and since then, Johannes tried various avenues to ensure they could maintain the same level of education prior to their mom's death.
After months of perseverance, Johannes finally got a break through the I have a name Facebook group.
A crowdfunding initiative was set up and donations started to pour in from far and wide.
Zoe's school Curro offered a generous discount and she also received a second-hand uniform.
Thanks to the contributions, her school fees were settled as well.
Johannes and company then focused their energy on sorting Lisa and once again, Mzansi didn't disappoint.
Within a few weeks, Lisa was able to come up with the R16 000 required for the registration and deposit.
Briefly.co.za noted that the group provided regular updates on their progress and that donations are still being collected.
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