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Tammy's Own Home

Tammy's Own Home

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Hi I'm Tammy.  I used to live on the streets for almost 4 years from the past 9 years.  Six months ago I managed to get myself off the streets by selling my artwork in the form of christmas cards.  For the past 6 months I have been living in a backpacker Bohemian Lofts Backpackers where I work in return for my accommodation.  I am also employed part time with an attorney in Cape Town whom I work for as a litigation & commercial legal secretary.  Inbetween these two jobs I work from home as a legal typist for clients, a business from home.  My goal is to be able to move into my own place and getting to that goal is where I need your help.  I am trying to save up money to be able to afford my own place.  It's not easy as my backpacker job is done in return for accommodation; my job with the attorney is only two days per week and I have few clients for my typing business who send me work sporadically.  I don't have a permanent stable consistent income yet, but am trying to save money as and when I get paid.  Your help to contribute towards my savings is what I need.  I am also an artist and can create products but need my own permanent space to do this from to participate in markets.  Having a place of my own is what I need and I would really appreciate you helping me by contributing money to help me reach my goal.  In the past 9 years my accommodation arrangements have been very unsettling to say the least and coming from living on the streets has caused some trauma which I'm working through as time goes along.  Your support is also needed to recommend me for work, whether creative work or typing work.  The more work I can receive the faster I can add towards my savings to have a place of my own.  Thank you for reading my campaign and for your support and contributions. If anyone wants to contact me my telephone number is 0715010696.  You can also view my blog at:

Thank you.



  • Mar 25, 2019 - USD $ 72.45
  • "Your blog is amazing." - Sarah Jordan

  • Mar 11, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Best wishes for your success " - Roy and Lin

  • Mar 08, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Proud of you Tammy." - Mary

  • Mar 07, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "I am so proud of all your hard work and determination Tammy. " - Val Devy

  • Mar 07, 2019 - R 308.46
  • " tammy you are inspiration to me and many that bought your jewellry in fish hoek cape town who I know. It takes capital/ stock to expand holding thumbs. mike" - Mike irwin

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R 1 790.47

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00

Tammy Gibson Rent Cause

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I'm a creative entrepreneur who has survived living on the streets by creating creative products and selling them.  

I have a dream/goal to own my own little art studio/coffee shop one day and need financial support from people to grow from step to step in a positive direction.