Furtunately they were not home at the time and are physically okay, however many things were stolen. Unfortunately, due to financial struggles, they were not able to afford insurance.
Among the items stolen were the home computer and my sister's laptop, both of which is used by herself and her husband Johan, to generate income for the household. Other items included irraplaceable heirloom jewelry, a fuji film camera with optic zoom and clothing.
Both Christa and Johan's ability to earn income for the household is greatly impacted by the loss of the computer. Christa does translating and proofreading of documents as well as bookkeeping and administration services for farmers in the local area.
I am putting this fund together to help them with the replacement of some stolen items as well as money towards improving the security around the home site.
As the money will be sent to South Africa, with a current exchange rate of $1=R13.5, every dollar helps.
I am especially calling on South Africans abroad to help South Africans at home, but all help is welcomed and greatly appreciated.
I truly thank you for your generosity.
- Pierre Cilliers
- Arnie Cilliers
- Daleen Pretorius
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