In 2018, 45-year-old, Sheehama Onesmus fell victim to a crime when his vehicle was stolen outside his house in Imizamo Yethu (Mandela Park) in Hout Bay.
Sheehama started Sky Transport just over four years ago, a small transport business that supports his partner, Sue Anne (31), his 2 daughters, Saskia (16), Ningeni (9) and his son, Tulonga (4).
After receiving a tip-off, his vehicle, which he uses for work, was eventually found in Gugulethu, but to his dismay, his vehicle was stripped, burnt to a crisp and then abandoned.
Hoping to restore Sheehama’s livelihood and get him back on his feet, fellow Capetonian, Pierre De Wet (43), who owns Anything Goes Furniture decided to do something special for his friend and transport provider.
“Sheehama is more than just the guy with a truck who moves furniture, he has become my friend and has really helped me grow my business. This week his livelihood was stripped from him when his truck was stolen, and with it went his business and means of looking after his family. ” – says De Wet
Pierre launched a campaign on donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy which raised over R56 000, thanks to the contributions from 54 generous donors.
This helped Sheehama purchase a new truck and he got to keep his business.
We caught up with Pierre De Wet who’d love to share his gratitude to the generous donors.
Not only is Sheehama’s business back, but it is rocking. I speak to him almost every single day to arrange collections or deliveries for my shop. I honestly don’t know what I would do without him!
“Thank you again to each and every one of you for what you did for Sheehama, and I’m so happy to report that thanks to you, he can continue to provide for his family and run a business that he is not only good at, but that he does with pride.” says Pierre
To further support, if anyone needs anything transported or collected in the Cape Town area please contact Sheehama – 0743808113.
Thank you to the 54 incredible donors who supported Sheehama in purchasing a new truck and helped him keep his business.
Joanie & Clyde Smith | William Reith | Chatz Charity | Danielle Gair | O Donovan | Bobby Perel | Ruby’s Cottage | Schopman Marijke | Connock Mary | Damien de Gouveia| Chris Cheetham | Gillespie Shirley | The Warners | Kelly Phelps | Bartlett Anon | Scheepers Anon | de Klerk Disco + fam | Mary Jakins | Holmes Ryan and Paula | De Ferry Luisa | Cheetham | Neumann Debbie | Karin Neill | Finnemore Lindsay | Raubenheimer Nate | Rainbow Dreams Trust | Fedder Linda | Teague Nicola | Alexander Desmond | Campbell John | Hall Trevor | Piet Du Preez | Lindley Stuart | Maierhofer Petra | Carmen Potgieter | Adler Warren | Tee Louise | Joshua Brown | Marais Chane | Belinda Louw | McCleland Jess | Schneider Katherine & Frank | Lizet Meyer | Lisa Goosen | Deary L | Stumpf Rudi&Marise | William & Walter De Wet | Vicci Butler | Du Plessis Keith | Monja Conradie | Margit Roberts | Joan De Wet | Catherine Du Plooy