This week was a good week for the Balopedi family from Rocklands in Bloemfontein, this as their house has been renovated by various entities in Bloemfontein. The family consists of four members, Kabelo Balopedi, who is a blind employee from the South African Police Services, his wife, Lulama Balopedi who is also blind as well as their two partially blind children.
The National Deputy Chairperson of Police Music and Cultural Association (POLMUSCA), Willie Mapaya, told Bloemfontein Courant that when he visited the house, their living conditions was shocking and they then decided that something must be done to uplift this family.
“The room they were staying in was a disaster, the bathroom was not properly functioning as the toilet was blocked and flushing it was a real struggle, we had to unblock the drain and remove certain pipes,” he said.
Mapaya explained that various musical bands contributed from their pockets to donate a washing machine to the family, an urn for them to boil water in for bathing in the morning and ensuring that the children have uniforms and bags for school.
Avbob’s life district manager, Victor Dyantyi, said that the company’s logo is ‘we are here for you’ and they want to live up to that and that is why they decided to get involved in this project. “We are really happy that we could be involved as this is a really deserving family.”
Liberty contributed a bed to the Balopedi family as they are the main sponsor of POLMUSCA and are involved in all their projects.
“We feel very honoured and we are so happy, we do not know how to express our gratitude. We also did not expect this but by the grace of God, this happened to us. I believe that if you do good to others, good will happen to you,” said Kabelo Balopedi. – Sazly Hartzenberg