– There these difficult times, an elderly lady tried generating an income by selling ‘vetkoeke’
– She would stand on the street and sell each one for the low price of just R1
– Curro Academy Clayville Independent School was touched by her effort and bought all her stock
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Times are tough, there’s no doubt about it. More and more people are losing their jobs, poverty is increasing by the day and Saffas are forced to try and make ends meet on their own.
One lady decided to use her talent for baking to make money to support herself and her family. She made the beloved ‘vetkoeke’ to sell on a street for a measly R1 each.
Luckily, there are still good people out there. The Curro Academy Clayville Independent School saw the gogo’s struggle and decided to buy each and every vetkoek she was selling.
They then handed out the fried dough bread to Saffas passing by on their way to work.
Taking to Facebook, the school shared a photo of the hard-working lady and how they helped:
“This lady is selling vetkoek in the morning to somehow survive. At R1 a vetkoek what kind of living is that. Our school bought all her stock to donate to people walking to work. Surely we are going to do better to help our community. Very very sad but challenged to make a difference.”
Take a look at the post below:
The story was then shared on the #ImStaying Facebook page and South Africans applauded the school for helping the woman.
Cheryl-Anne Saunders commented:
“Thank you for helping her!! God bless you!”
Jabulela-Jax Roberts said:
“That is fabulous. Supporting a local food seller to feed your own local community. Fantastic!”
Vicky Torrente added:
“How brave this woman is, bless the school for helping her.”
Janet Price wrote:
“She is trying and deserves all help possible.”
Phindile Ndlovu commented:
“It’s sad to see South Africans living in poverty.”
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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on a heart-wrenching video. The footage was posted on Twitter on Thursday by social media user @MmatlouLebogang, allegedly showing staff members getting retrenched at Mercedes.
The video shows an emotional worker praying for his colleagues, who were all gathered around him in a circle.
According to another tweep, @kulanicool, the exact number of workers who were retrenched is 189.
The footage left South Africans heartbroken for the workers:
Twitter user, @poengem, wrote:
“I am in tears, God please cleanse the world of coronavirus. That is my everyday prayer.”
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