Help on the way for six orphans
Good Samaritan raises funds to build decent home
A North West man has gone out of his way to raise funds for six orphans staying in a oneroomed shack.
Kabelo Moroeng said it broke his heart to see the girls crammed in a room that he could barely call a home. The Molokwane family lost their parents last year and no one among them is working. Raised by parents who made sure that he got everything he wanted, Moroeng said he wondered how the Molokwanes were making ends meet. Moroeng, a farmer who also owns a construction company, said he knew after seeing the living condition of the family that he had to do something. “I never slept on an empty stomach, I could not imagine how they live,” Moroeng said. Last week he set off on a 127km fundraising walk and managed to raise R38 000. He also managed to get Good Samaritans who donated building materials for the family. “I can only use the energy that I have. It’s not about whether you have the money or not, it’s the thought that counts and the drive to do something good for someone else,” he said, adding that he will soon start building a house for the family.
“I am hoping to start building them a house [soon]. What I have is not enough but it can build them a decent home.” Moroeng said he wanted to change the mindset of many people who believe that the background from which one comes contributes to their failure or success in life. “I always say that the past must not determine what the future holds for us, as long as we are alive and have brains.”
The Molokwanes – Koketso, 23, Kebaabetswe, 21, Keolebogile, 18, Kamogelo, 16, Kegomoditswe, 14, and eight-yearold Olesego – said they were grateful to Moroeng. “It is tough but we have to learn to accommodate one another,” said Kebaabetswe, who is in grade 11. “We appreciate what he is doing for us.”
‘‘ I never slept hungry, I could not imagine how they live