- The story of a father and husband determined to cultivate a better life for his family has warmed many hearts
- The 43-year-old man made the decision to do his matric when he was 28 years old and then worked as a gardener to fund his law degree
- Mzansi folks who were truly moved by his story all pitched in and donated money towards a car for the amazing future provider, who is now job-searching
A local father has left Mzansi truly moved with his determination to succeed and his dedication to provide a better life for his family. Robert Maposa (43) from Mamelodi East, Pretoria, decided to turn his life around and went back to school to complete his matric at the age of 28 years old.
Determined to push himself even further, Maposa then decided to become a gardener and do other odd jobs so that he could put himself through university - something that was undoubtedly very hard to do.
Pushing against all odds, Maposa amazingly went on to graduate from Unisa with a law degree. Not only did he graduate with his LLB, but he also got a distinction - something that he and his family are incredibly proud of.
Finding a job without transport of his own proved to be terribly difficult for Maposa and so Jonathan, the son of the family he did gardening for, was determined to help him. Jonathan started a crowdfunding campaign through BackaBuddy to help him raise money for a car of his own.
Having already raised R42k of its R80k target, Jonathan is hopeful that more donations will continue to pour in as many locals left encouraging messages of support for Mopasa in the comment section.
Read some of them below:
Caz Lea said:
"Most inspiring story. Blown away by your commitment and dedication. Wish you nothing but all the success you deserve."
"You are one of the few who build a door when there are none to knock on. Well done!! Good luck."
In more inspiring Briefly.co.za news, Thabang Makavhe is a highly ambitious 25-year-old from Limpopo Musina Harpermine who had a dream of funding a big store with his very own chicken and eggs. Keeping focused, Thabang soon turned his dream into a reality.
In an exclusive Briefly.co.za Thabang shared his secrets to success.
"I was determined to be an entrepreneur because of lack of employment in SA. I made it a priority to start something that will give me money, I started by being a photographer and it worked for me as I soon made money bit by bit.
"My advice to oyouth is they shouldn't give up into there dreams, you must fight for what you want as a youngster if you believe in business start something sell ice-cream sacrifice those expensive clothes and phones."
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