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From Homeless to Homeowner

From Homeless to Homeowner

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I've come a long way & I have a dream to go further. I ran away from home with no Mother when my Father was sexually abusing me at a young age. From there, a lack of options left me living on the streets, living a rough life of substances, fear and dustbin-roaming. I got married to a man out of necessity, just to have a roof over my head. 

In later years, I got tired of street life. I knew who I was - I had a proper education & I didn't want to waste it. I was fortunate enough to be taken in by the people working at AfrikaBurn, where they gave me shelter, food, medical support and most important of all -love - Something I had never had in my life before. 

Through this foundation, I was able to build myself up & find independence. I got divorced, I furthered my studies, and through mentor-ship, I am now the Office Administrator for AfrikaBurn. My next step is to have a home of my own.

I got approved for a house in Khayalitsha, with lawyers fees coming to R21000. There is no way I can afford this, leaving me feeling despondent and stuck. I'm 37 years old, & feel that this foundation will set me free. I'm asking for help because the community helped me once before.

I'm only praying that they can do it again.

Donations

  • Feb 22, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "COngrats on reaching your target - I hope this small amount can go towards stuff to put in your home" - Saskia

  • Feb 16, 2019 - R 619.10
  • "What an amazing journey. Much love :-)" - Sarah

  • Feb 12, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You are amazing." - Danielle Hervey

  • Feb 04, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Happy HomeComing!" - Caryn

  • Feb 02, 2019 - USD $ 27.63
  • "Njoy the house!" - Perry

  • Feb 01, 2019 - USD $ 27.67
  • "Keep being awesome!" - Cane Toad

  • Feb 01, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Inspired by your courage xx so much love " - Olivia

  • Feb 01, 2019 - USD $ 27.76
  • "Will visit your new home next year <3" - Lisa

  • Jan 31, 2019 - R 512.00
  • "You’re almost home, Bongi!" - Leigh

  • Jan 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck!" - isa

  • Jan 31, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "I wish you so much happiness in your future home!" - Junke

  • Jan 31, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "May your story inspire and create hope. Africa is coming" - Anonymous

  • Jan 31, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "May this little donation help further your journey to achieving your dreams. Spread your wings and fly <3" - Anon

  • Jan 30, 2019 - USD $ 7.73
  • "Wishing you all the very best x" - Zoë

  • Jan 30, 2019 - USD $ 13.92
  • "<3 Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 500.00
  • ":)" - Anon

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "I often cycled passed the Bijou and noticed you huddling in the doorway and felt saddened to see you out there all alone. It is wonderful that you are able to turn your life around :) " - Chantal Fourie

  • Jan 30, 2019 - USD $ 15.05
  • "Keep shining! " - Sarah

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "When you stay the path, the universe reaches out to help you. Much love" - Grace

  • Jan 29, 2019 - USD $ 77.00
  • "Even though we’ve never met, and I live halfway across the world. Your story and power really resonated with me. I wish for all your dreams to come true. " - Anonymous

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "You Rock Bongi" - Sue

  • Jan 29, 2019 - USD $ 7.70
  • "All the best x" - Cath

  • Jan 29, 2019 - USD $ 23.10
  • "Wishing you all the best! You can do this! :)" - Kristina

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Very inspired by your story!" - Craig

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Bongi, your determination is inspiring!! X " - Carlyn

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thank You for your example of such determination, it inspires us all!" - Jo

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Keep strong" - Anon

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "We love you Bongi. So lucky to have met you ??" - Jules, Ash & Kel (VOC)

  • Jan 29, 2019 - USD $ 77.00
  • "Be the best you, you can be. Inspiring" - Anonymous

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Thank you for all you do. " - Brain

  • Jan 25, 2019 - USD $ 23.01
  • "Best of luck on the journey!" - Threepio

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 1 542.30
  • "Best of luck with your new home :-)" - Con

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck lovely lady. " - Karen

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck :) Pay it forward x" - Anon

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "You must invite me around for dinner! ;-)" - Jules

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Bongi!!!!!!!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "You are a star- continue to shine. X" - Te-Kayla

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "With love and respect..Chrigi & Galago" - Chrigi & Galago

  • Jan 24, 2019 - R 359.87
  • "The Fabulous Bongi " - Sarah

  • Jan 24, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Keep on rising Bongi. You are awesome! <3 Much love" - Mayan&JB;

  • Jan 24, 2019 - USD $ 53.30
  • "Encourage Exploration" - Gregory Jackson Haley

  • Jan 24, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You are amazing Bongi! Lots of love from Chris & Dale xxx" - Chris & Dale

  • Jan 24, 2019 - USD $ 38.08
  • "You are amazing! Stay strong!" - Dingo

  • Jan 24, 2019 - R 411.28
  • "Big Love Sister X " - Nix

  • Jan 24, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Love you Bongs!" - Monz

  • Jan 24, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "XXX" - AB <3

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I got approved for a house in Khayalitsha, with lawyers fees coming to R21000. There is no way I can afford this, leaving me feeling despondent and stuck. I'm 37 years old, & feel that this foundation will set me free. I'm asking for help because the community helped me once before.