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Pharmacy assistants, Yaseen Bux and Zusakhe Nangu have decided to walk 350kms to raise funds for aid in their town; the funds are being donated to Gift of the Givers.


Port Shepstone, South Africa (29 October 2020) – Many families in Port Shepstone have lost their jobs and are in need of a helping hand. Even though the lockdown isn’t as strict anymore, the community is struggling. Pharmacy assistants Yaseen Bux, 34-years-old and Zusakhe Nangu, 35-years-old, came up with a way to help the community.

The friends are planning a 350km walk from Port Edward to Richards Bay to help raise funds for their community. They will be setting off on the 2nd of November, hoping to arrive in Richards Bay on the 6th of November.

The guys hope 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 the 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.

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.

They have been very busy during the lockdown, reaching hundreds of thousands of people. If you would like to support Yaseen and Zusakhe, you can do so here. All funds will be paid directly to Gift of the Givers.

Sources: BackaBuddy
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