When a struggling single mother from South Africa made a Twitter post asking for help paying her electricity bill, hundreds of people stepped up to show her the compassionate power of social media.
Thabisa Xhelithole works six days a week in order to support her two children, but she still has trouble making ends meet.
After she was forced to pay her son’s school fees, she found that she did not have enough money for electricity.
Last week, she posted a photo of her home electricity meter at zero and asked if someone could donate R10 ($0.69) worth of power to her account.
Within hours, Xhelithole received more than twice the amount of money she asked for – and the donations kept pouring in.
The emotional 33-year-old mom says that she has been receiving R10 donations from people as far away as Canada.
I have no words to express the love that people from all walks have shown me— Thabisa Xhelithole (@Moms_of_LiLith) June 17, 2019
I will keep everyone posted with the extra miles that I was also blessed.
May God bless you all pic.twitter.com/nI5CWpRuyb
After benefiting from a week’s worth of contributions, she posted a Twitter photo of her electricity meter logging more than R4000 worth of electricity.
Needless to say, Xhelithole has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.
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