What started as act of generousity from a 17 year Limpopo man now blossomed into passion to help the poor.
A grade 10 pupil of Mmiditsi high school, Boitshepo Nkwana who hails from deep rural village of Ga – Motodi outside fastest developing town of Burgersfort in Limpopo feed the poor.
Nkwana started saving his pocket money for lunch at school to feed the poor and change needy people ‘s lives in his area.
Nkwana said” I was deeply touched to see how homeless people survive on eating left overs while others search for food from rubish bins in Burgersfort”.
Nkwana said “I decided not to fold my arms but to change their lives”.
Hundreds of impoverished villagers and displaced homeless people receive donated food parcels from Nkwana Foundation regularly.
The founder of the foundation that has been in existence since 2019 have been helping to reach out to the communities over two years now.
He told us that he will continue to reach out to poor families in an effort to help those who don’t have and change lives.
He is affectionately known as champion of the poor among local business people who sponsor his Foundation.
Nkwana said his wish is to continue to feeding the poor.
Among other families he reached out to are a family from Seokodibeng village that stays in a dilapidated house living with a disabled child Ashley Phasha, 12, who can’t talk and walk suffering from cerebral palsy. The family received grocery and wheelchair from Boitshepo Nkwana of Nkwana Foundation.
The mother of Ashley, Nancy Phasha said “I am overwhelmed by joy and happiness to receive food donation at the time i was wondering were will I get next meal. I was running out food.
“It is true that we survive on hand outs.it is unbelievable to realise that we today we will have something to eat”. Phasha said.
She said”Sometimes we go to bed hungry on an empty stomach. Thanks to Nkwana Foundation for thinking about us. The food hamper will last for some days to come. God bless you. You have written your name in our hearts”.
By Thomo Nkgadima