Neo Kerebotswe has continued with her initiative of eradicating poverty and restoring the dignity for the less privileged members of the community of Artesia in Kgatleng district. Artesia, also known as Mosomane, is located around 55 km north of Mochudi, along the Gaborone-Mahalapye road.
She handed over some groceries to four families in the village who are living under disheartening conditions. The handover was done at Artesia Customary Court on Monday morning. When addressing the recipients, Kerebotswe said she chose to give those families some food and toiletries since it was the right thing to do.
She explained that even though they were equal before the eyes of God, everyone had his or her challenges that disabled them to reach some aspirations in life. She added that she was born simply to give back to the less fortunate and put a smile on their faces. “When I got here I saw Kemoitiretse Lejone’s living situation. It touched my heart and I decided to do something about it even though it's not much. I talked to the Kgosi about my desire to give back to the Lejone family and he agreed.
He, however, told me that there were more families that need food hampers and that is why I bought more food for other families. "I am doing this from the bottom of my heart because I will soon be residing here and feel like we should be one big family and look after each other.
I wish God can grant me more wisdom and ability to continue giving back to my community and possibly do much better than this. The Lejone family living in a tent does not go well with me hence my intention to push harder and look for sponsors so that we can at least build them a proper house to live in,” she emphasised. Addressing the recipients, Artesia customary court headman of records Benjamin Lesang told them to take care of their food and toiletries.
He asked them not to sell or misuse the food. He added that they should share them with their family members. He also pointed out that he was aware that many people like either selling or giving away their gifts, leaving their loved ones in hunger.
He further called on more sponsors to help his community. He added that there was a great need in his village more especially among the youth, women and children. He explained that unemployment was high and therefore, leading to alcohol abuse and other social ills. He also said poverty was rife in the village.