- Mpho Moteka lost R50 000 worth of livestock after heavy rains in his area
- He shared posts on social media about quitting farming due to the massive set back
- SAns have now decided to work together to #SaveMphosBusiness by donating money where they can
Mpho Moteka suffered a great set back after he lost R50 000 worth of broilers (a chicken bread) to heavy rainfall. The young farmer felt extremely demotivated after losing such a large amount of his stock.
He shared a post on Twitter of his loss with the caption reading 'I quit'. Mpho's defeat didn't go unnoticed as SAns decided to come together to help him. #SaveMphosBusiness was created where parody account Jan Van Potgieter asked peeps to help Mpho out.
He shared an image of Mpho's banking details alongside the post about Mpho giving up. Jan Van Potgieter asked tweeps for donations of at least R10 to help save Mpho's business.
Take a look at Mpho's tweet below:
Below is the tweet by @SciTheComedist aka Jan Van Potgieter:
Briefly.co.za compiled just a few of the responses under #SaveMphosBusiness:
@2021AFRICA tagged Black Coffee:
"Hi @RealBlackCoffee please if you can assist him in any way you can, anything will make a difference. #SaveMphosBusiness"
"#SaveMphosBusiness so sad man... I truly wish I could help. May God bless everyone who’s helping save his business."
"Those who can assist let's #SaveMphosBusiness. Our brother is planning to give up after so much hard work only to lose R50K worth of chickens."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za reported on a lady who shared her difficulties in business. Molatudi, @Tilly_Tetelo, shared her story of Twitter of how four years ago she started her own creche which did not last a year.
She revealed that she had just paid the final instalment of the startup loan she took for the failed business. In 2020, she had started another business in February but Covid-19 and the lockdown killed that one.
She is hoping this year will be better and will not give up.
"On this day 4 years ago I opened a daycare centre and it didn’t survive a year, this month will be the last instalment of the startup loan I took. This February I started another business and Covid-19 happened. 2021 we try again."
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