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Help Rasta Beds build beds

Help Rasta Beds build beds

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My name is Andrew Levy and I work in Jeppestown, Johannesburg.

Last Friday evening, the 2nd of August, a huge fire raged through Jeppestown, an underserved suburb in Johannesburg's inner city.

Rasta Beds is run by a group of Rastas who started from scratch and have risen to build a really solid micro business in Johannesburg.

They raised money and bought machinery and in less than 4 hours lost most of their stock and their machines to the flames of the raging fire and to opportunistic looters, as the Rastas threw their mattresses out of the burning building.

The Rastas also lived upstairs so not only lost their business premises but also their homes.

Like many emerging entrepreneurs they didn't have any insurance for their stock or machinery. They have a huge order of 100 mattresses that have to be delivered by the end of the week. The Rastas aren't taking this lying down. Since the fire, they have been sleeping in a courtyard on their mattresses so they don't get more loss through stealing.

They are working day in and day out to make the order happen, sewing the mattresses by hand.

The ask: They need a Tape Edge Machine to quickly seam mattresses together and get their business back off the ground. Currently, they have to seam every mattress by hand.

Let's get entrepreneurs doing good things back on their feet so they can continue to add value in the SA economy.

Help the Rastas get their bed company back. We need to raise the funds end of August.

The machine costs roughly R100,000.  Please help the Rastas get their bed company back.

All funds will go to supporting Rasta Beds get their business back off the ground by buying a tape edge machine.

*Funds raised will go directly to the Tape Edge Machine supplier.  Any additional funds will go towards the Rastas for their business.*

Donations

  • Aug 14, 2019 - USD $ 6.95
  • "Please rebuild" - Anonymous

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "A small token to show that we are with you Rastas. Inspired by your resilience?????????????" - Yoli

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "You'll make it" - Anon

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Keep it going....." - Clint

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck! Your Rasta bed adverts and stickers all over Joburg have had me intrigued for years! Good luck and keep hustling " - Anon

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "one love " - anonymous

  • Aug 10, 2019 - USD $ 32.78
  • "Best of luck." - Sharon

  • Aug 10, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck gents, looking forward to hearing your good news story soon." - Cathie

  • Aug 10, 2019 - USD $ 206.88
  • "Wishing you all the best." - Jen

  • Aug 09, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "A living dog is better than a dead lion because it has hope to fight another day. rise brothers, your tomorrow is greater than your yesterday& we root for you not out of pity but out of that very hope" - Chapter One

  • Aug 09, 2019 - R 371.18
  • "???? ???? " - Beeee

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "????" - IanGP

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 3 010.00
  • "Sorry to hear about what happened. Good luck guys. I will also be praying for you. " - Anonymous

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending love and Strength!! Xx " - Mich

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck! great initiative Andrew" - Charles

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "xxx" - SA

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Keep going guys" - Anon

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Your resilience makes me want to do better!! Good luck guys " - Josie

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Onwards and upwards. Jah bless. " - Mosotho

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "All the best" - T&B

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Strength and good wishes!" - Claire

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "With wishes for only good fortune ahead." - Anon

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Upwards x" - Anonymous

  • Aug 08, 2019 - USD $ 34.91
  • "Good luck. Wishing you a thriving business. " - A friend

  • Aug 08, 2019 - USD $ 104.73
  • "Love and good luck" - Hilda

  • Aug 08, 2019 - USD $ 209.46
  • "All the best " - Anonymous

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you the best" - Anonymous

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Sorry for this tragedy. Wishing you luck - you don't know it, but you inspire us." - Anonymous

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Sending you strength! Good luck!" - Ro

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck" - Luke

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck! " - Umuzi

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "<3" - Atiyya

  • Aug 07, 2019 - USD $ 70.45
  • "Wishing you all the best in trying to build again" - Kate P

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good Luck Rasta Beds" - Andrew

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Donations to date

R 30 142.61

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00
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Rasta Beds Cause

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Last Friday evening, the 2nd of August, A huge fire raged through Jeppestown, an underserved suburb in Johannesburgs inner city.  Rasta Beds is run by a group of Rastas who started from scratch and have risen to build a really solid micro business in Johannesburg.  They raised money and bought machinery and in less then 4 hours lost most of their stock and their machines to the flames of the raging fire and to opportunistic looters ,as the Rastas threw their mattresses out of the burning building.