From the 2nd to the 6th of November, pharmacy assistants, Yaseen Bux (34) & Zusakhe Nangu (35), will embark on a 350km journey, walking from Port Edward to Richards Bay to address food insecurity during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Port Shepstone residents aim to raise R500 000 with a crowdfunding campaign launched on BackaBuddy to purchase much-needed food parcels for desperate families who have lost their jobs during lockdown.
“With the profound negative impact the pandemic has had on the economy, many people across industries have lost their jobs and livelihoods. Many of these people were the breadwinners for their respective households, and now can’t put food on the table and are having difficulty securing employment.” – says Yaseen
Since the launch of the campaign, almost R6000 has already been raised in anticipation for the event, which will be donated directly to the Gift of the Givers.
“The proceeds from our campaign will be directed to the Gift of the Givers Foundation to purchase the food parcels which will be given to communities who are in dire need of relief. Please support us in making a life-changing difference in the lives of these people by contributing to our BackaBuddy campaign” – says Yaseen.
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The Gift of the Givers Foundation is the largest disaster response non-governmental organisation of African origin on the African continent. The essence of their presence is to bring hope and restore dignity to the most vulnerable.Over the last 27 years, they have delivered over R2.1 billion in aid to 43 countries around the world, including South Africa.
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