Mpumalanga Woman Builds Dream Home for Her Family From Scratch, Mzansi Amazed

Mpumalanga Woman Builds Dream Home for Her Family From Scratch, Mzansi Amazed

  • A young lady from the Victor Khanye Local Municipality has built a place she can now call home
  • TikTok user @LaidySmall shared her heartwarming story with online peeps about her struggles growing up as an orphan
  • The lady promised herself that she would not let her kids grow up the way she did, and her perseverance inspired netizens

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Woman who grew up as a orphan builds home from scratch
A woman who grew up as an orphan builds a home for kids. Images: @LaidySmall/TikTok
Source: TikTok

A woman from Mpumalanga known as @LaidySmall on TikTok touched South Africans with her story. The businesswoman uploaded a video of a house she built for her family.

The post is nearing the 300 000 mark with over 11 000 likes. People across the country were amazed by how much she achieved by being raised by different relatives because she lost her parents.

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Online users were definitely in their feels and applauded the lady for wanting more and doing better.

In the post, she said:

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"Hard life must open your eyes. Thank you Lord. Orphan life."

Peeps celebrate lady's success

People could not be more excited for @laidysmall1, who changed her life to ensure her kids have everything she didn't have when she was growing up.

Here are some of the comments:

ntontontombi7 said:

"Wow, l'm looking for a builder, please help. Where can l get the best builders?"

KgadiYaBakone comment:

"Congrats sister! I am inspired."

moome27 said:

"The inside is a must see. Beautiful outside."

Kerwin85 commented:

"Same here, they'll never grow up like me."

Evans Nhlanhla said:

"Securing this for my wife and kids this year. I must stretch."

PlkMabina commented:

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"Wonderful dear, you are inspiring many people here. I am one of those people."

@precious said:

"Congratulations you done well. I know what it is like to grow up poor, it still hurts."

Mzansi woman goes viral for "Minecraft" home, netizens impressed by the structure

In other inspiring stories, Briefly News reported about a woman who built a house from scratch.

The lady shared the news on TikTok and asked people to be kind to her because she knows the structure is relatively small.

Peeps congratulated her for not having to pay rent at the end of the month. Others compared her house to those you see in the video game called Minecraft.

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Trisha Pillay (Weekend current affairs editor) Trisha Pillay is a Current Affairs writer at Briefly News. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Johannesburg and an Honours degree in International Politics from UNISA. She joined ENCA straight out of varsity and completed an internship at the channel. Pillay later went on to cover politics, crime, entertainment, and current affairs at the Citizen Newspaper. She joined Newzroom Afrika in 2019 and became a senior bulletin editor for shows focused on politics and current affairs on the channel. She joined Briefly News in 2023. You can contact her at

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