I am sure we have all driven down the road and seen a lady with young children either begging or just sitting on the pavement. I am always torn with the feeling I must give them something and the notices we constantly get saying that we need to support an organization that encourages such people to stay off the street. I continue to choose to support Adventures for Love which is a charity organization that gives back to the community in a meaningful way.
Sadly in the first quarter of this year Stats SA have said that over 48 000 jobs were lost and few jobs were being created. What do these people do and can our support services continue to try and help them whether or not they are willing to be supported.
Our unemployment rate is at its lowest point in nearly 14 years and this means that the average employee is supporting 8 – 10 family members. I shudder to think how many people do not have a family member who is able to support them. If children are going to school hungry what level of education will they be receiving and how receptive to education will they be.
I would be interested to hear how you are helping our country to survive this really tough time many people are going through.