Businessman opens up about humble beginnings, being able to give back

Businessman opens up about humble beginnings, being able to give back

- Collen Mashawana is known for helping the less fortunate in South Africa

- He has handed out countless homes to the needy and food parcels to struggling families during the lockdown

- However, life has not always been easy and Mashawana opened up about his humble beginnings

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Collen Mashawana is synonymous with kindness and uBuntu. Through his company, Afribiz, the entrepreneur has changed hundreds of lives.

However, in a social media post on Facebook on Thursday, Mashawana revealed life has not always been easy.

The businessman revealed as a child he would ask for donations just to survive. However, he worked hard to succeed and now feels grateful to be in a position to help others.

He wrote on Facebook:

"I survived most of my childhood by asking others for donations just to get by. By the grace of God, today I am fortunate enough to be given the platform and ability to also give back. Tomorrow we will ensure over a 1 000 people in Soweto are fed. May God continue to lead us and may we always remember gratitude."

Take a look at his post below:

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Taking to social media, the entrepreneur gushed about giving back to the community and he prayed for South Africans during these hard times.

Before the lockdown started, Mashwana made it his mission to build homes for as many South Africans as he possibly could.

After visiting a 26-year-old woman, who was dubbed the poorest in her community, he vowed to build her a new house.

Mashawana made good on the promise a couple of weeks later and changed the young lady's life forever.

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