The absolute highlight of the week !!!!
Where do you start thanking people for such a love gesture?
Sarie Minnaar took in oupa Desmond without conditions …
I have honestly never met anyone who is so comfortable with people, this man is treated like a king for the first time, and he deserves it, for many years he worked very hard here in the North. After his stroke everything changed and he was forced into the street.
Yesterday we went to pick up his last good stuff that he stores everywhere for safety – these old people are abused everywhere.
He borrowed a thousand rand on his SASSA last month as he did not receive his. Even though two ladies on the group donated almost the exact amount to him, he was so robbed … he has to pay back R450 every month until June’s, now that is bad, it’s almost double. I hope but his information is wrong.
This is a concern as it forces old people to keep borrowing to keep going, while they are getting so little already.
He also saved the rest of his money with the vegetable Tannie, got there, only to be told she only had R160 of the R1000 she “kept safe” for him ..
He puts his good walking stick and clothes in another place, and the little boy did not want to fetch it.
I had to cry when Grandpa Desmond said “no more 5 o clock” getting up and did not know where to go.
Yesterday he slept almost the whole day because for the first time in many years he was allowed.
No elderly person earn to spend their last years on a shop stoep to be chased and humiliated.
He was so so excited about the television yesterday, and he has to get used to the fact that his belongings are safe.
Sarie, your days will be blessed for what you did here, I’m convinced.
Thank you for all the donations, we were able to quickly set up his room without running around after bedspreads for bed and bedding, bedside table, TV etc.
Thank you, Lord, for sending this angel on our way.