By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA
ONE OF THE leading South African companies Afribiz Invest (Pty) Ltd has donated a house to 78 years old Gogo Bonakele Shange of Folweni Township in Umbumbulu in KZN. Before the gogo was staying inside a shack which was leaking when it was raining. This is the 42nd house to be donated by Afribiz Invest in conjunction Collen Mashawana Foundation.
The four-room house has tile roofing, ceiling, electrified, bath, toilet, plastered and painted with cream white colour and grey on the roof.
The company executive chairman Collen Mashawana said as part of its CSI programmes, the Housing Appeal Initiative, the company is changing lives one house at a time giving attestation to the Chinese proverb that says we have two hands for a reason, one to help you and the other to help others.
“‘I am highly inspired by those who don’t have much but still find it within themselves to put any effort into making a difference in the next person’s life. We are happy to donate this house to gogo Shange and as Afribiz Invest (Pty) Ltd we so the need to make a difference in our community.
“We have donated 20 houses last year and this year our target is 30 not only here in KZN but around the country because we are a company that cares about all people of South Africa. We would like to thank 22 years old Mandisa Mzulwini for telling us about Gogo Shange’ story,” said Mashawana.
Gogo Bonakele Shange said she is happy to have a decent house she can call home because it was not good for her health to stay inside a shack because of her health condition.
“I am happy to receive this house. I hope that they will continue to do this good job by helping more people who can’t afford. I hope they get more blessings and live longer lives.
“We need people like Babu Mashawana in our society, he is leading by example and I hope other businessmen follow his footstep,” said Gogo Shange. For any comment about this story email firstname.lastname@example.org