- By: Vanessa Gray
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/abel
Abel from Vereeniging is a blind 58-year-old. I stopped on Friday the 11th of October when I saw him navigating his way down the road with his cane and thought he was a local and that I could drop him at home.
It turns out he was in Johannesburg, just off Corlett drive, trying to beg at 2 malls to raise the funds for his rent of R1000/month, but he was chased away by security. He had borrowed money to come to Johannesburg from Vereeniging.
He gets a government pension and had to give his daughter some of it this month for her varsity costs. She is studying Law at Potch University. As his wife died a few years ago he has no other form of income, and the landlord is ready to evict him as his rent for October is already late!
I am hoping to raise enough to cover his rent for at least 5 months. His rent is R1000/month. Any extra money will be used sent to him to be used for his daughter, who had one more year to go with her Law Degree
With funds raised, he will not be homeless and destitute and he will be able to give his daughter a roof over her head when she comes home for vacation from Varsity.