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Kimberley businessman celebrates birthday by providing meals to the needy

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Instead of spending money on a braai or eating at a restaurant, this young man used the funds to hand out more than 200 home-cooked meals.

A 29-YEAR-old small business owner in Kimberley, Phemelo Nkosi, celebrated his birthday on Tuesday by handing out more than 200 home-cooked meals consisting of stew, rice, vegetables and cooldrink. 

He also provided sanitary towels to those in need.

Nkosi stated that his mother, aunt, niece and nephew assisted in spicing, dicing and chopping up the ingredients and cooking the lunch. 

“As it is lockdown, I would not have been able to celebrate with friends and family, either with a braai or at a restaurant, as I normally do. I therefore decided to use the funds to feed my neighbours in Galeshewe. There are a lot of people going hungry during this time. I asked the councillor to identify those in need around my block. However, news spread and anyone who was able to walk to my house, was also welcomed with a warm plate of food,” said Nkosi.

He added that while this was the first time he had decided to celebrate his birthday in this manner, he intended to do so again in the future. 

“I am self-employed and all small businesses are struggling as we are operating at about 20 percent capacity. I am hoping that today I could make a difference and assist someone who otherwise would have gone hungry.”