During this difficult and uncertain time we have made it our duty to provide as many households as possible with finanacial assaitance. These are the five families that recieved R10 000, today in the LottoStar and East Coast Radio 100 households initiative.
Recipient 1, Jonathan Neumann
Jonathan was nominated by Cliiff McLean and is one of the recipients of R10 000. Jonathan who is an electronics Technician cares for his elderly mom and dad. His dad is bedridden as he suffers with Alzheimer and cancer and his mother is wheelchair bound. Jonathan, his brother and sister live with their parents. Jonathan’s brother, Ryan, was hit by a motorist while riding his bicycle last year and broke his neck and is slowly recovering. The family live on whatever work they can get. They receive most of their income from their sister’s dog grooming business and some from Jonathan’s electronics work but their parents need constant care. This takes up most of their time so earning money comes second. The government pensions that their parents receive are not enough to sustain them.
Recipient 2, Lifa Ntuli
The Ntuli family consists of Lifa Ntuli, Zodwa Ntuli and their son who is in primary school. Both Lifa and Zodwa are unemployed which means they do not have any reliable source of income. To make ends meet, Lifa learnt a trade as a welder and uses his skill to make metal burglar proofing for windows and doors. He sells the burglar proofing to his neighbours and relies on these sales to feed him and his family. With the hardware stores being closed due to lockdown, Lifa cannot buy his supplies to make his burglar bars. Zodwa is a waste recycler, she collects cupboards and sells them to the waste buy back centres but due to the lockdown she is not able to sell her cupboards. Lifa Ntuli is one of the recipients of R10 000 and was nominated by Nicholas Ndlela.
Recipient 3, Sarah Mgqaluza
Sarah Mgqaluza, lives in a disadvantaged informal settlement where poverty is rife. Sarah and her family are amongst some of the most vulnerable people in their neighbourhood they cannot afford most of their basic necessities and they live on handouts. The situation has become worse for them during the lockdown as her children would get their midday meal from neighbours. Sarah sold sweets at a school and her husband would get occasional jobs to put food on their table. Since the lockdown, their situation has gone from bad to worse. Sarah will receive R10 000 and was nominated by Vincent Monchusi.
Recipient 4, Elaine Pillay
Elaine is one of the recipients of R10 000 and she was nominated by Rashid Shaik. Elaine is a self-employed hairdresser, she supports her household and pays her bills with the income from her hairdresser. Since the start of the pandemic, business has been slow which means her income has been minimal. The lockdown has made matters worse as she now has no income. Elaine made sure that she would have enough money for food during the lockdown but fears that she won’t be able to pay for any of her other living expenses.
Recipient 5, Frank Fynn
Nominated by Beverley Moorgas, Frank Fynn is one of the recipients of R10 000. Frank is an independent construction contractor and a pastor in his community. He is always willing to help the community in times of need and provides continuous employment to about 10 to 15 men every day. Frank supports his family financially and his elderly mother. In addition to serving his community, Frank fosters troubled youths and teaches them a trade like how to fish for. Due to the lockdown Frank and won’t be able to provide for his family or help his community.