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Mobilize Manguzi!

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In far north-eastern South Africa, nestled up against the Mozambican border, lies Manguzi, characterized by it's deep sandy jeep tracks and scattered homesteads. Manguzi lies within the 8th most socioeconomically deprived district in South Africa.

Even with a rural active wheelchair, propelling through the thick sand for any distance is virtually impossible. Bush taxis only follow specific routes and often charge double for wheelchairs. This makes general day to day life, accessing health and welfare services, building a business, socializing and participating in community activities by wheelchair users a nightmare.

Decades of consistent community-based rehabilitation services in the area have helped build a small network of proactive people with disabilities, and the recent training of a few selected role models with spinal cord injuries as peer supporters has further strengthened this network. Peer supporters and therapists have worked hand in hand to assist people struggling to cope with their disability and in lobbying for their rights within the communities.

7 wheelchair users approached the head of rehabilitation services to request assistance in fundraising to co-finance quad bikes for themselves. An additional R35 000 is required to meet the balance per bike purchased.

Quad bikes will revolutionize their mobility and independence, open up social and economic opportunities and enable them to provide psycho-social support services, build stronger networks and advocate more effectively for inclusion within their communities.


 

Donations

  • May 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Thank you for all you do. Keep giving the people of Manguzi hope" - Ntsiki

  • Apr 24, 2019 - USD $ 18.43
  • "Inspirational" - Proudly South African

  • Apr 19, 2019 - USD $ 36.99
  • "Keep up the good work Maryke. You're a gem and a champ!" - Shaun Cleaver

  • Apr 17, 2019 - USD $ 14.99
  • "Wishing you all the best x" - Alex

  • Apr 09, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Maryke you do such amazing work in Manguzi. I miss this area and it’s inspirational community so dearly, so I am excited to see such a wonderful project. Good luck!" - Kate Lindegger

  • Apr 06, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Great initiative. Good luck." - Julie Parle

  • Apr 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Thank you for all you do. Keep giving the people of Manguzi hope" - Ntsiki

  • Mar 23, 2019 - USD $ 145.20
  • "Sustainable and planning for the future! Definitely worth backing" - Anonymous

  • Mar 21, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "May this small donation of mine contribute to the greatness of your project" - Nenio Mbazima

  • Mar 19, 2019 - USD $ 34.64
  • "Very best of success with this wonderful project " - John and Jill PW

  • Mar 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Nice work!" - Martin Jakoby

  • Mar 19, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "What a wonderful and innovative initiative!" - Amanda Lucey

  • Mar 19, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "I am constantly in awe of your indefatigability and passion,and the folks who despite their challenges,are creative, enthusiastic contributors." - Ruraldoc

  • Mar 18, 2019 - USD $ 72.90
  • "Good Job!" - Hamish Houston

  • Mar 17, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Please give generously uMhlabuyalingana -- These are our homies " - Mkhulu

  • Mar 17, 2019 - USD $ 8.76
  • "Thank you to all those traveling through who took the time to listen and engage" - Border gate

  • Mar 16, 2019 - USD $ 72.99
  • "Hamba kahle" - Willie & Belle

  • Mar 16, 2019 - R 60.90
  • "Thanks again!! Enjoy the holidays!" - Border gate

  • Mar 16, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Go girl go!" - Pa and Ma

  • Mar 16, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Thanks to all the amazing holiday makers at Farazela border gate!" - Border gate

  • Mar 16, 2019 - USD $ 36.82
  • "Happy to help!" - Kevin

  • Mar 15, 2019 - USD $ 7.40
  • "With best wishes" - Anon

  • Mar 15, 2019 - USD $ 7.24
  • "Hope you guys are successful with this amazing project!!! " - Louise Bezuidenhout

  • Mar 15, 2019 - USD $ 36.17
  • "Great project! Good luck" - Keir Philip

  • Mar 15, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "This is a great initiative wellDone " - Anonymous

  • Mar 14, 2019 - USD $ 21.89
  • "Wishing you the success you deserve." - Alastair McKenzie

  • Mar 14, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Here's to helping each other to live better lives" - Beverly

  • Mar 14, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Cannot think of a better way to invest! Good luck!! " - Nicky Laight

  • Mar 14, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Beauty, I saw this on your WhatsApp story.... what an amazing idea, fully support it!" - Cat Leng

  • Mar 14, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Thank you for all you do. Keep giving the people of Manguzi hope" - Ntsiki

  • Mar 14, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Well done to physiotherapists such as Maryke who goes the extra mile for their patients!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 14, 2019 - USD $ 10.52
  • "Best of luck " - Sandy

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 16 977.96

Fundraising target

R 70 000.00
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Maryke Bezuidenhout Quad Bike Cause

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We are raising funds to purchase quad bikes for Vusi Masinga and Sebenzisa Ndlazi from rural Manguzi in KwaZulu-Natal. The ultimate goal is to purchase 7 needed bikes over the next 1.5 years.

Quad bikes will revolutionize the paraplegics' mobility and independence, open up social and economic opportunities and enable them to provide psycho-social support services, build stronger networks and advocate more effectively within their communities.

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