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Helping Thomas to help his community

Helping Thomas to help his community

Funds Raised:
R 6 149
Fundraising Target:
R 35 000
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Personal message

I am a retired medical professional trying to fulfil the dreams of a young ‘Would Be Entrepreneur’ who lives in a severely impoverished rural area  of South Africa - Allemansdrift B in Mpumalanga. This young man has been a Minibus Taxi driver for the last six years working for a third party. It is his dream to own a taxi but not for profit. He wants to be able to help transport children to school daily, the ones who have little or no money with which to pay for the trip and who as a result are walking several kilometers to and from school in order to get an education. He also wants to help transport disabled residents needing to collect their SASSA grants by offering a cost effective means of collecting their monies each month and doing their grocery shopping trips thereafter. 

 
His goal  is to find the funding with which to purchase his operators license  and his taxi association permit a cumulative total of ZAR 35,000. 
 
His local taxi association in Vaal Bank have provided a letter of good standing and the references needed in order to finance / purchase a 17 x seater minibus taxi which he intends using for the betterment of the aforementioned individuals in his community. 
 
I have known this young man for six years during which time he has helped to deliver medicines, food parcels, wheelchairs and more throughout the community in his own time and without expecting payment in return.  He has a solid client base who will support him in this venture if he can just find this initial funding. Please can you help ANY donation no matter how small will be a step towards this end goal - Thank you !

Donations

  • Oct 30, 2023 - USD $ 28.70 Fees covered
  • "Thank you Thomas for all you have done in your community so far. I truly believe that your dream to be able to serve your community better and earn a good living will be achieved." - Kate

  • Oct 28, 2023 - USD $ 286.78 Fees covered
  • "Fantastic to see members of the community finding ways to develop their skills and give back. I know Thomas has done so much already in giving back to this community. I hope he can realise his dreams" - Charmaine

  • Oct 28, 2023 - USD $ 57.05 Fees covered
  • "Never stop dreaming Thomas, your dream will come true because you are such a kind and generous person." - Mandy

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Statistics

Fundraising target

R 35 000.00

Donations to date

R 6 148.85
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Helping Thomas to help his community Campaign