Last week, the LottoStar and East Coast Radio 100 households initiative provided R10 000, each to twenty-five families in need. We continue to assist many more families and households who are in need of financial aid during the nationwide lockdown. Read all about the families that received R10 000, each in part 6 of our 100 ouseholds initiative.
Recipient 1, Willa Janse Van Rensburg
Willa and her husband are karaoke DJ’s, they do this as a full-time job and their income depends solely on the number of gigs they get. The couple live day to day, before the lockdown they had three gigs per week but now they do not have a cent of income. Thanks to Belinda stone’s nomination, Willa is one of the recipients of R10 000.
Recipient 2, Shaun Thompson
Shaun was nominated by his friend Daniel Lewis and will receive R10 000. In June of last year, Shaun moved to Cape Town where his girlfriend was studying. He got a new job and everything was going according to plan. Unfortunately, after a six-month probation period, Shaun was informed that his contract would not be renewed. He started applying for jobs but he received very few replies. Last month, Shaun went for an interview which went extremely well, and an offer was imminent. However, one week after his interview, just as things were looking up, we were informed that there would be a nationwide lockdown due to Covid 19. Shaun received an email from the company stating that they will no longer be hiring as they are a small firm and they cannot afford the risk.
Recipient 3, Busisiwe Latha
Busisiwe is vendor at Phuphuma primary school in Mbumbulu, her mother works in a tavern and due to the lockdown they cannot earn an income. Busisiwe has two children and a sibling who depends on her financially. She is also currently studying through Unisa. The lockdown has been tough on them and will only get worse when schools re open as she will need the money to pay for her children’s school transport. In addition, Busisiwe does not have any money for the stockfel which she contributes to, each month and she cannot afford to put food on the table for her family. Busisiwe was nominated by her neighbour Zama Khwela and will receive R10 000.
Recipient 4, Meleney Cunniff
Meleney recently lost her job and due to the lockdown she won’t be able to find a new job. Her situation is very dire at the moment, with no income or partner to lean on financially. Meleney desperately needs financial assistance to pay her rent and her bills. Fortunately, she still has a roof over her head, however, she can’t afford to provide for herself during the lockdown. Thanks to Karen Littlechild’s nomination, Meleney is one of the recipients of R10 000.
Recipient 5, Nirvana Sewsunker
Nirvana was nominated by Sheryl Nehemiah and will receive R10 000. Nirvana has two children and she is the only breadwinner. Due to the lockdown she has no income for the month of April and cannot afford to provide for her family.