Social media have come together to help a young South African who went viral after “she didn’t get the job” for a cleaning position she applied for.
Jeanne Pienaar, a Capetonian business owner advertised a half day cleaning position online and was inundated with applications, but Nesia Chido’s CV stood out from the rest.
“The applicant said she had studied Law at Wits, so I couldn’t understand why she would apply for a humble cleaning position, when she should be lawyering it up.”
Jeanne phoned WITS to follow up and make sure her CV was real. Their department verified her marks and went on to explain that she also completed her studies Cum Laude and was awarded the Dean’s Merit prize for one of her subjects.
“I couldn’t allow this girl to give up on her dreams, so I came up with a plan to hopefully change her life.”
Jeanne phoned Nesi and asked her to come in for an “interview” for the position as a cleaner. The prospective employee opened up about sleeping in the library during her tuition as she couldn’t afford accommodation. She also explained that she had applied for the position to help pay off her student loan as she could not get her degree until it was cleared.
During the meeting Jeanne advised Nesi that instead of giving her a job, they would be helping to pay off her student loan.
“We will put the word out to all our clients and followers on social media and we will match whatever donations South Africans make, to pay off your outstanding student fees.”
GoodThingsGuy originally reported on the story and in just 2 days, readers have literally changed Nesia’s life.
The R53 000 goal was reached and surpassed. The money will be used to pay off her current student loan and all the rest will be going to Nesia to kick start her corporate life.
Through the article, Nesia has also been offered a position at one of the top law firms in the country, as well as somewhere to call a home.
Support for this young South African has been pouring in to assist her in every way possible.
South Africans want to do good, we want to see each other succeed and whenever called upon we always come together to help each other.
We thank all readers for their generosity and ask that today you continue the cycle of Ubuntu and help someone in need.
** The team at ClipinHair will be reporting back on the total amount raised and we will update the article accordingly – amounts deposited over weekends and public holidays usually take a day to be seen.