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Michael the Artist

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We have decided to create a fund for Micheal after so many of you shared or liked our video "Micheal - The Artist" and also asked how you could donate money and support him.

With this money Michael will be able to buy tools/food/toiletries or whatever else he needs. The logistics are not so easy because Michael has been living on the street for a long time and does not have a bank account or an ID. We have spoken with him and together decided that the best strategy would be for the money you donate to be administered by BackaBuddy and the Sebe family -  we will then give it to him in cash or tools/supplies depending on his needs, which he will communicate with us. He will not take the total amount donated at once because it is dangerous to keep large sums of money on you when living outside. Instead he will ask us to give it to him peu a peu depending on what he needs.

To everyone who wants to donate money, thank you, we are sure that the money sent will be put to good use (not that it should matter - but Michael does not drink or smoke) and that he will continue making amazing wooden sculptures at the foot of Devil’s Peak. And perhaps one day someone will give him a safe place to stay and he will actually be able to begin to save money <3

Thank you from the Sebe Family & Micheal.

Donations

  • Oct 09, 2019 - USD $ 13.09
  • "I’ve admired your creations for years, I will most certainly be buying something for my daughter when I visit again in Jan. " - Adi

  • Oct 09, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "some money for tools and an ice cold beer" - Yoshi

  • Oct 08, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Good Luck Michael" - Giselle

  • Oct 05, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "For you Michael to help you in your daily Life and grest wirk. Hope you will have more Customer. Be blessed ????????????" - Elena

  • Oct 02, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "God bless." - Gloria

  • Oct 02, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "May God bless you." - Anonymous

  • Oct 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Lots of blessings to you Michael for your artistic talent and sincere way of life. May you have a home and all that you need. " - Kirtanya & Ishan

  • Oct 01, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "On my trips to the city I often admire Michael, his gifting pushes through his circumstances and he blesses me. " - Anonymous

  • Sep 30, 2019 - USD $ 34.71
  • "Hope this little donation helps. Thanks for sharing." - Marc Murphy

  • Sep 27, 2019 - USD $ 7.02
  • "Life is so hard to the best people... and so easy for un-deserving..." - Doesnt matter

  • Sep 27, 2019 - USD $ 14.03
  • "Good luck" - Nellie

  • Sep 27, 2019 - USD $ 14.03
  • "Thanks Michael" - Duncan

  • Sep 26, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Michael represents the struggles of many talented individuals in South Africa, I really hope we can all make his life a little easier and brighter. " - ?

  • Sep 26, 2019 - USD $ 21.04
  • "I hope Michael can relax a bit through this effort. Thanks Thandi for doing this. " - noname

  • Sep 26, 2019 - USD $ 35.07
  • "You are one of the good ones brother... Keep honing your craft. I hope this small token can bring you some comfort xxx" - GoodLuck (the band)

  • Sep 25, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "God bless this man and the family helping to raise money for him " - Anonymous

  • Sep 25, 2019 - USD $ 92.73
  • "Great idea!!" - Teco De Luccia

  • Sep 22, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Love & light to you, Michael. " - Anonymous

  • Sep 22, 2019 - USD $ 15.78
  • "Bless!" - Pyro

  • Sep 22, 2019 - USD $ 7.05
  • "Michael is incredibly hard working, and deserves some form of reward." - Anonymous

  • Sep 22, 2019 - USD $ 13.40
  • "Hope he can continue his art work" - Bernd Bibra

  • Sep 21, 2019 - R 50.75
  • "I hope this little bit helps:-) " - Tahnee

  • Sep 21, 2019 - USD $ 12.44
  • "I hope this puts a smile on Michael's face. Michael, you are seen and appreciated for what you put into your art. Thank you for being you." - Josh W & Eleonore

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Donations to date

R 7 000.55

Fundraising target

R 20 000.00
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We as the Sebe Family have created this short video about Micheal and the incredible work he creates. We hope that it attracts more customers for him and that we can try to make his life somewhat easier.