A journey of a fellow store person

21 March, 2016

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A journey of a fellow store person

21 Mar,2016Profiles

‘‘I would not be able to feed my family and kids if it was not because of the work opportunity Working on Fire provided to me. I live with a disability and not many people will employ someone who is not educated,’’ – these are the words of David Nonkungu, as he recalls his days when he was unemployed.

Nonkungu is currently the Store Person for the Mkhambathi Team in the Eastern Cape.David’s parents passed away in 2007 and 2008 and as a result he didn’t pass matric which made it difficult for him to get a job.

This was a stressful time for Nonkungu as he needed to provide for his wife and children. Nonkungu was dealt another blow when his daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 2015.

‘‘With the monthly stipend I get I try my best to take her to doctors for treatment but she unfortunately passed away. It was very painful. Because I had a funeral policy with WOF I was able to bury her,’’ said an emotional David

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