Photo Credit: Charity Begins With Me

Hard work is made even more rewarding when one can accomplish things they have never done before; for Shayibu, he has saved and bought his family their first-ever fridge.


Johannesburg, South Africa (26 September 2023) – For many of us, we never think that the fridge that is constantly running in the kitchen is considered a luxury. But for Shayibu and his family, their new fridge is the greatest luxury of all.

Having started working as a handyman in Johannesburg, Shayibu has slowly been building himself a good reputation and putting away money to better his family’s life.

Shaybiyu managed to get a few small jobs helping Stephen Ferreira from the organisation ‘Charity Begins With Me‘ and it was here his wholesome story was shared recently.

“Shayibu has been helping us paint, and move, and pack boxes, and waterproof, and fix, and everything in between. He is so extremely willing to work and he puts a lot of pride into every task he takes on.

Today (with a little help) he bought a fridge for his family. He has never owned a fridge before. Walking into the shop so nervous and excited. It was such a special moment to share with him and I have no doubt this will greatly improve his current situation.

He is saving up to buy a microwave next.”

Stephen has shared his information in the hope of finding a wider customer base and more opportunities for potential savings.

“If you have ANY painting, handyman, waterproofing, paving or general work he can help you with PLEASE reach out.

If you meet this amazing and kind man you will quickly realize just why we are so fond of him. He is one of a kind and comes with great references.

Please bear in mind his English is not great but his work ethic makes up for it a hundred times and more.”

You can find all of Shayibu’s details and references on the Charity Begins With Me Facebook post here.

Sources: Charity Begins With Me
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