House makeover as good deed

The house of Bongani Goodman Monanabela from Asanda Village was left damaged.

Donate with Andy, a non-profit organisation in Asanda Village, Strand, founded and run by Andiswa Sigadla, showed that there is no cut-off dates for good deeds in commemoration of Mandela Day, as they organised a home makeover for a community member in need, even after Mandela Day as part of their 67 minutes.

“I collaborated with Harvest Family Church, Ntozini Soup Kitchen (assisted with tasks and dishing of soup to those present) and Hospice Helderberg by coming together and make this house of Bongani Goodman Monanabela clean and painted outside and inside the house.

She adds Sibongiseni Mgwedane from Local Government Social Development department assisted as well.

Mr Monanabela, says Ms Sigadla lost his RDP house when it was sold without his knowledge while he had been in the Eastern Cape. “He then came back and had to stay at Somerset West Shelter for quite sometime up until he was assisted by lawyers and community members to get his house back,” she explains further.

The house was dirty, damaged and vandalised when he got it back. “So this is where we stepped in for 67 minutes and we asked for donations from everyone in the community and the Harvest Family Church Members and their Founders.

She adds that Hospice Helderbeg will be also taking over in assisting Mr Monanabela with his health issues as he is chronic medication and lives alone.

“We did this to bring back humanity and motivate the younger generations to always priorities giving back to the community learn to love each other,” Ms Sigadla concludes.

The finished product after the hard work of the team coming together to fix up the house.
The collaborators admire the finished product of all their hard work and effort, to make the house liveable again.
Andiswa Sigadla seen here with the beneficiary of the Donate with Andy team effort, home owner Bongani Goodman Monanabela.