Johannesburg-based SANZAF beneficiary, Shaheed, is a qualified paint technologist whose fledgling business and only source of income was put at risk after a break-in robbed him of vital equipment.
As a teenager Shaheed had something of a passion for panel beating and spray painting and he was subsequently employed by Dulux after completing his qualifications in paint technology.
With several years of experience under his belt, Shaheed decided to take the plunge from an employed paint technologist to starting his own panel beating and spray painting business. All seemed to be going well until, while on holiday, Shaheed became victim to a break-in that robbed him of all his major assets, including the equipment needed to pursue his line of trade.
After exhausting all avenues in order to reacquire those business assets, Shaheed resolved to approach SANZAF, who were offering an entrepreneurship course at the time, for assistance. The course proved extremely beneficial, equipping him with the necessary coaching and support to get his business back up and running. In addition, SANZAF also assisted by providing the necessary financial support to repurchase all equipment lost during the break-in.
“I am forever grateful to SANZAF for the support and backup given to me in my darkest hours. They also supported me in upgrading the security on my premises… Thanks to SANZAF I am back on my feet again,” he expressed.
Although his business still battles the effects of the current economic climate, Shaheed is still able to make ends meet each month.
Through your generous donations SANZAF is able to assist those who have suffered similar career hurdles. By donating your Zakah, Sadaqah or Lillah, you can make a difference in the life of someone in need.
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