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Raphael Mumvura was retrenched making December his last month of having a job so Karen Fryer set up a successful crowdfund to buy him a car to launch his own business.


Cape Town, South Africa (07 December 2020) – Raphael Mumvura was recently retrenched due to the toll the pandemic took on the tourist industry. The 50-year-old driver from Fish Hoek has been part of a reliable taxi service in the area since 2009.

He is well-known by many in the community and was once even awarded an iPad by South African Tourism as recognition for the brilliant service he has provided to tourists arriving at the Cape Town International Airport.

Karen Fryer set up a crowdfund on BackaBuddy on the 3rd of December to raise money to buy Raphael a car to start his own business. Karen aimed for R60,000 and it was a great success. The crowdfund has been fully funded thanks to generous donors.

“He has family still to look after and with his job loss, as well as his current accommodation, as this came with the job, he is needing our help.

His idea is to raise money to buy a good 2nd hand car for a start, which he will use for Mr delivery and when the tourists come back, then the airport transfers as well as touring around cape town. He wishes to use his vehicle to help promote more young people to take their drivers.

Part of his service he wishes to offer is for the elderly, to ensure they are able to get around safely. I have known Raphael since 2010 and would highly recommend his service, and I hope you will support his cause

The impact will be a reliable consistent service for his location. it will mean food on the table for him and his family, it will mean helping out a person to stand on their own two feet who will then endeavour to help others as best he can. It’s called spreading the love and doing what you can to help a fellow man.”

When travel goes back to normal and tourists start coming back to South Africa, Raphael will resume his airport transfers. Until then, he will offer all the services above. This successful crowdfund is the start of something great!

If you wish to support his dream further, you can do so here.

Sources: BackaBuddy
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