- Briefly.co.za reached out to our readers and asked them what they have done to help others during this challenging time
- Facebook users responded with amazing stories of how they are making the lives of those less fortunate better
- It is the actions of these people that restore our faith in humanity
During this challenging time, we have heard amazing stories of how South Africans are coming together to help each other.
Briefly.co.za asked our readers what they have done to help others during lockdown and there was fantastic response from amazing people who have gone above and beyond to help their fellow South Africans.
Here are some of the amazing people and the ways they have made others' lives better:
Destiny Kamba used stock from her own spaza shop to help others, she delivered food to those who needed it even though she did not know how she would recover the costs.
Destiny Uth Kamba: "I own a spaza shop as I'm really affected by this virus but I also got some calls from friends crying out to my help for food, well I took the risk to travel by my little car from as far as Turffontein to Orange Grove bringing them some food that I took from my small business and I don't even know how I'm going to cover it but I think I did the right thing."
Imman Saidi has started a feeding scheme for the less fortunate in Vrededorp in Johannesburg.
Imaan Saidi: "Just started with this however we need donations of food only, whether cooked or raw, as we are busy feeding the less fortunate, we are in Vrededorp Johannesburg."
Qinisile Nyawo is amazing, she bought food and electricity for those in need even though she did not have an income. Truly going above and beyond.
Qinisile Nyawo: "I donated food to one of the people I know and bought electricity tokens for someone who asked for it on Facebook. I tried as am also not making any income because of the lockdown."
Karabo Van Tsetsengwa helped disadvantaged people get food parcels, she has delivered 141 and hopes to reach a further 100 people.
Karabo Van Tsetsengwa: "I have managed to source food parcels for disadvantaged people in my community and so far I have raised 141 food parcels and I hope to reach a further 100 people. Any help from anyone, please inbox me."
Other Facebook users praised these amazing individuals for their generosity:
Mercia Pedro Esterhuizen: "Admin they say one must not brag about it or name it though... but always good to help others."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a generous supermarket owner has opened his doors and his heart to South Africans. He handed out food parcels to those who are less fortunate.
Theo Mjezu uploaded a post to Facebook praising the supermarket owner, Shimon, who helped those in need. He did not ask any questions, didn't care where the people came from, what colour they were, just that they needed help.
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