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Chad Nathan, a filmmaker and photographer, has been documenting the lockdown in Cape Town and is now using his work to highlight the need and raise funds.


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Cape Town, South Africa (18 May 2020) – Chad Nathan has been documenting the impact of the Coronavirus lockdown in South Africa. He started using his works to raise awareness and funding for four South African organisations working to combat the negative impact the lockdown has had on poor communities.

Chad identified Cans With Purpose, Ladles of Love, Breadline Africa and Courage as the recipients for a crowdfund. The original goal was to raise R100,000, but it has been such a success that the crowdfund has reached nearly R500,000.00. Chad called the BackaBuddy crowdfund, “Raising Hope“.

Photo Credit: Chad Nathan

“My name is Chad Nathan, and I have been documenting the Coronavirus lockdown since March 27th, 2020. Through documenting this, I have seen the impact this disease has had on the less fortunate in South Africa. I have been working alongside Cans With Purpose, Ladles of Love, Breadline Africa, and Courage the last few weeks and have witnessed all the amazing work they are doing for those in need.

What started as an initiative to raise R100 000 to help these four organisations led to much more money and awareness being raised. Because of that, we are now able to give money to other organisations in need as well. We are approaching winter time here in South Africa, and the cold weather presents even more hardships for those lacking essential items, and especially those without a home. We are all going through this unprecedented time together and it is unclear how long it will last for.

Let’s Raise Hope together!”

The four charities have made substantial differences within the communities that they operate. Having access to this kind of funding can change even more lives! If you would like to support the crowdfund, you can help them reach their goal here.

Sources: Chad Nathan
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