Thabitha Kalondi who’s family hail from Congo and West Africa has been in Cape Town for 12 years. She has recently put in a huge amount of effort to swell the coffers of StreetSmart. In this, her 8th year since joining as a founder staff member of Gold, she has moved their contribution from R1500 to R5,641 IN ONE MONTH!
As an experienced waitron she, on her own volition, decided to address groups which visit Gold. She first makes sure that the guide or tour leader is happy for her to do so. Then she makes a short passionate presentation about StreetSmart and work that is being done, requesting the visitors to make donations into a basket which is passed round.
When interviewed last week she said: “ No child deserves to be on the street, if my children, Blessing(13), Josephine(8) and Samuel(4) landed on the streets for some reason, it is good to know that someone would be there to help.”
She ended by saying that we should all love what we do, and that helping others makes all the difference to how we feel in life.