Help me change my life - A creative with a purpose
- By: Innocent Mapfumo
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/innocent-mapfumo
As I type this, it's 10 pm in the evening & I just had my first meal of the day. Feels normal now; not a unique story for an African trying to make it. Its been a long day of working on a vision we have as a family. Me, my brother & his fiancé have a technical repairs company. Day by day we dedicate all we have to get work & giving the best service to our customers in order to make a living. It's been challenging, business has not been going well. We're behind on any form of payments we're responsible for. We're 2 months behind on rentals, we do not have hot water & often struggle to make enough profit from work to buy the essential things we need, even food on some bad days.
Through consistent practice & hard work, I have learnt a lot of skills, and i am a graphic designer. I've always wanted to better myself & believed that you are not always given a chance, sometimes you have to take it. So all my design skills are self-taught. I mostly focus on photo manipulation and when lucky, get referrals to design marketing material.
My request is for R20 000 to enroll for a graphic design course and cover any other costs associated with studying. This will greatly assist me in furthering my passion and getting more skills and knowledge to help build my own career and assist my family.
*Funds raised for the course will be transferred directly to Getsmarter*