Unsung Heroes | Community Youth Heroes | Moeletši Mapheto

Moeletši Mapheto

Community Youth Heroes

Nominee's Province:
Limpopo

Age:
28

Project Name/Description:
Ga-Mphahlele Homecoming

More info:
https://web.facebook.com/Ga-Mphahlele-Home-Coming-100907324863366/

Moeletši Mapheto, 28, is the founder of Ga-Mphahlele Homecoming, a non-profit organisation that runs poverty eradication projects in her home village of Ga-Mphahlele, Limpopo. Mapheto, a chartered accountant by profession, often visits schools in the area and interacts with local entrepreneurs to support their initiatives of making villages self-sustaining economic hubs. When coronavirus broke out last year, Mapheto ran a food-donation drive that brought relief to beneficiaries in more than 30 villages in Ga-Mphahlele and Giyani and for some residents of Sethokga Hostel in Tembisa. Ga-Mphahlele Homecoming is also actively engaged in building better toilets for schools and families without toilets in rural Limpopo. Mapheto’s philanthropy dates back to her childhood. “My grandmother would give, give and give some more, we were not even a wealthy family. I learned from a young age that you don’t have to wait until you are rich to make a difference in someone else’s life,” she says.

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