- A young South African woman recently shared a heartwarming post about how she and her family rose above poverty
- In the post she also thanks her hardworking mom who sacrificed a lot for her and her siblings to reach success
- The post quickly became popular as many locals commended the entire family for pushing against all odds
A young woman, Pholoso Masinamela recently shared a touching story with Varsity World about how she managed to overcome quite a few of life's hurdles to make a success of herself. In the post, she also credits her mom for raising her so well.
"After graduating in 2012, I got my grad picture today (don't ask. Lol). The woman on my right is my dear mother, Moyagabo Christinah Masinamela, raised by her grandmother after her birth mother passed away when Ma was 3 months old. Ma only has a Standard 2, she wished to be a teacher.
"I grew up very poor, my first experience of living in a house that had electricity let alone sleep on my own bed was on 11 November 2006 when my sister bought us a house. Prior to that the 3 of us lived in a 1 room house, lit by candle, cooked with paraffin stove and shared a 2 quarter bed, our staple food was Blue Ribbon bread. I only had 1 pair of shoes besides my school shoes. Not once did me or my sister question Ma why things were how they were, she raised us to be kind, appreciative, and respectful.
"Fast forward to today, my sister Sarah Masinamela is a CA(SA) an Associate Director at EY South Africa. I'm studying to be a Cost and Management Accountant. Ma has her own house, myself and my sister have our own home too," she wrote.
She then goes on to thank God for how far he has brought them all. Meanwhile, moved locals had this to say about the sweet Facebook post:
TE BO GO Keynesian said:
"Wow, we are greatly inspired. Congratulations you made it through."
TK Joy said:
"Amen and amen. Well done to all of you."
In other Briefly.co.za news, 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.
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