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20 April 2021

C2R Testimony | Hard work, initiative, and faith: Phillimon's journey to success
22 July 2020

We lived 20 kilometres (12miles) from school so I had to rely on lifts to get there and back. A 40km roundtrip. I grew up on in the Botshabelo village in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Sometimes it would take me forever to get back home from school in the afternoons because I had to wait long for a kind stranger to give me a lift.

My single-parent mother was unemployed so eventually, it became more difficult to arrange lifts because some people expected money and I couldn’t afford to pay them.

I came up with a plan. I started selling peanuts to my fellow students at school to save enough money to buy a bicycle.

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