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Moeggesukkel – Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Campaign

18 September 2014 No Comment

The core focus of Moeggesukkel, situated in Raslouw, Centurion is to help other people excel and to give them hope.
The centre takes care of forty needy individuals, by providing them with free basic needs, accommodation, food and medical assistance.
Jacques Papenfus (founder of the centre) together with three housemates decided to take a seven day journey and live with the less-fortunate on the streets of Pretoria.
The aim was to see if it was possible to survive on the street without begging, no shelter and no assistance.
They did small jobs such as cleaning windows, cleaning shoes and selling packets of chips, which they bought with the R60 per person per day they earned.
The campaign opened their eyes to the great need for care and love people living on the streets desire.
One of the cases, named Andre did not want the money and food they offered him as he was robbed every time someone helped him, as what was happening when they walked past him again.
Andre was taken to Moeggesukkel, cleaned-up, shaved, taken to hospital for medical treatment and had his eyes tested and given reading glasses that opened a new world for him.
Andre is recovering remarkably with the care he is receiving and is in charge of their vegetable garden.
While cleaning children’s shoes for free, the men used the opportunity to warn them against substance abuse.
Individuals at Moeggesukkel are all active in Business Skills Entities and all profits made are utilized to assist more people.
The entities involved home cooked meals, catering, panel beating and spray painting, steel works such as security gates and various chemical supplies.
To assist with any donations or for more information contact them on 073 329 5174 or email at info@moeggesukkel.co.za.

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