With the national lockdown currently in place, many households and families across the country are faced with the reality of not being able to provide food for their loved ones due to lack of income and unparalleled job losses. The 100 families will receive an electronic R10 000 voucher each, redeemable at their nearest retailers. These are the first five families that were nominated to receive a share of the R1 Million contribution from LottoStar and Jacaranda FM:
Recipient 1: Leah Gaebee, single mother of 3 from Bloemfontein, Free State
Leah Gaebee, is a struggling single mother of 3 from Bloemfontein, who has been trying to make ends meet for her family from her odd jobs. Her husband up and left over 4 years ago to go look for employment but never returned. Since the lockdown, Leah has been knocking on her neighbours’ doors looking for work just to put food on the table for her children. Leah’s story moved one of her neighbours, Sidwell Sediti, who then wrote to the Good Morning Angels (GMA) team and nominated her to be one of the recipients to receive R10 000.
Recipient 2: Coba Viljoen, sole breadwinner from Middleburg, Mpumalanga
Coba Viljoen, is the sole breadwinner to her 3 children and husband who’s currently unemployed. Coba decided to take in her mother and in-laws to care for one another during this lockdown period. However, she is worried that they might not be able to make it through the lockdown as her in-laws are not able to earn a living during this time. To make matters worse, her father-in-law is sickly and uses an oxygen machine. Her pleas moved us and she was nominated to receive a share of the R1 Million to see her and her family through this difficult period.
Recipient 3: Lize Orsmond, Brits, North West
Lize Orsmond was nominated by her sister to receive financial relief during the national lockdown. Lize has a 10-month-old baby and has been struggling to find employment after giving birth. Her husband, who works at a mine was sent home due to the national lockdown and won’t be earning a salary during this period. Lize is one of the 100 families to receive a share of the R1 Million contribution.
Recipient 4: Belina Mosoeu, Free State
Belina Mosoeu works as a security guard at Studio 88. She is widowed and a mother to 2, due to the national lockdown she was placed on unpaid leave. This left her distraught and faced with the difficulties of not being able to provide for her family and paying her bills. An angel by the name of Portia Jwili, nominated Belina to be one of the recipients to receive R10 000 to assist her with all her family’s groceries and essentials during this period.
Recipient 5: Nadia du Toit, breadwinner
Nadia du Toit, a breadwinner to her family of four, faced the realities and fears of not being able to provide for her family. She works at a formal wear store in Pretoria but due to the national lockdown is unable to earn an income for her family. Nadia’s daughter, Shadé, wrote to GMA to nominate her mother to be one of the recipients to receive a share of the R1 Million to assist her family during this difficult time.