#HeartStuff: Nokwethemba sells beads to raise funds for a new wheelchair

#HeartStuff: Nokwethemba sells beads to raise funds for a new wheelchair

Nokwethemba Vilakazi is a young aspiring businesswoman from Durban who will not let her disability stand in the way of her dreams. She sells beads to raise money for a new wheelchair and we're asking you to support her.

#HeartStuff: Nokwethemba sells beads to raise funds for a new wheelchair

Listen: East Coast Breakfast chats to the bubbly Nokwethemba Vilakazi:

The power of social media can either divide or unite a nation, and Nokwethemba's tweet has gone viral and certainly grabbed our attention.

Nokwe is a local businesswoman who juggles running her bead-making business and a full-time job to sustain her family, and raise funds for a new wheelchair.

Her Twitter bio reads: "My dream is to be a TED guest speaker, because the life that I am living with a disability and a creative mind is definitely a “once upon a time” Disney movie"

The tweet that has over 2,900 retweets and 1,200 likes reads as follows: "I wasn't born a beggar; I am a go-getter My condition is & I need R34635.00 for a new one Please support #BeadworkBusiness Thank you"

If you wish to make contact with Nokwethemba to make donations towards a new wheelchair or wish to order jewellery, please contact our producer at [email protected]

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