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A domestic worker who took out a loan to send her daughter to the Matric dance is bringing South Africa together with kindness.


Cape Town, South Africa – Lize Hartley, a young and talented Capetonian, recently tweeted about her Domestic worker who took out a loan to get her daughter to her matric dance, and the response has been incredible.

“My domestic worker has taken out a loan so her daughter can attend her matric dance. I am helping her of course, but is there anyone in Cape Town willing to sponsor something like nails, hair, shoes etc.?” – Lize Hartley 

Hartley tweeted the request at around midday on the 11 September 2019 but quickly found out that she couldn’t keep up with the responses.

“Look at these beautiful responses! Saffers are rallying to support her matric dance, and helping her Mom repay the bank loan! Saffers, tissues, please. You’re SO flippin awesome!!!” – Bridget Edwards

“Please tell her not to take a loan. Sending you a DM now as I’d like to help.” – Tanya Kovarsky

“I have a dress. Send details via DM.” – My eye on the world

“If you send me bank deets, I’ll contribute cash towards what she needs” – Bianca Capazorio

“What size shoe? Any particular colour?” – Lynette Botha

“I’ve got R350 I’m sure she could put to good use. Pass on bank details, and we can make this happen.” – Pug Daddy

“I see you have polishes donated already, but if you need a manicurist or she needs gel polish/art let me know. Or a facial/brow shape? I’m in the southern suburbs.” – Melissa Volker

By the end of the day, the tweet had secured some money for the loan, a dress and some extras, and reminded us all that South Africans have incredible hearts!

“Such an amazing response so quickly!

She has a dress sorted; it’s dusty pink. So I’m looking for a clutch bag, shoes (size 6), nails, hair, makeup, and any other extra treats.” 

To help Hartley, click here.

Sources: Twitter 
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