Billionaire offers N355k monthly allowance and house to grandma who delivered donations to victims

Billionaire offers N355k monthly allowance and house to grandma who delivered donations to victims

- Billionaire Strive Masiyiwa recently acknowledged a woman's act of compassion as the greatest he had ever witnessed

- The woman walked for over 12kms with a sack of aid donations to Cyclone Idai victims

- She walked the entire distance because she could not afford N177 bus fare to deliver her aid

"The good deed you do today, for a brother or sister in need will come back to you some day, for humanity is a circle in deed," said American screenplay writer Robert Alan Aurthur.

This saying came to life after an elderly woman in Zimbabwe who walked over 12kms to deliver aid donations to victims of Cyclone Idai was recognised and offered a lifetime reward.

Strive Masiyiwa, a Zimbabwean business mogul, pledged to build her a house at a place of her choice. He also pledged to give her N355,515 monthly allowance for the rest of her life in reciprocation of her good deeds.

Billionaire offers 100k monthly allowance, house, to grandmother who delivered donation to Cyclone Idai victims

The visibly elderly woman walked from Mbare to deliver her Cyclone Idai donations in Highlands, Harare. Photo: Strive Masiyiwa/Facebook.

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Strive Masiyiwa who noticed the priceless act of compassion by the woman whose photo he had used on his earlier Facebook post announced he would build her a house at a place of her choice.

The billionaire with huge investments in telecommunications industry also pledged a monthly allowance for the woman for the rest of her life following her contribution to the victims of the the Cyclone which rocked several African countries resulting to over 700 deaths.

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Masiyiwa's reciprocation to the woman's good deeds followed an observation by Facebook user Dzokerayi Mu.

Mu reminded the tycoon he had used the woman's photo to highlight how people had come out in large numbers to aid the Cyclone victims but forgot to recognise her rare sacrifice.

She had carried the little aid material she had on a sack stacked on her head and walked 12.2kms from from Mbare to Highlands, Harare to deliver the aid because she could not afford N177 bus fare.

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In his response to Mu, Masiyiwa said he would return good for good, acknowledging the woman as the face of pure generosity during the season of adversity.

"She gave more than us all. What she did is one of the most remarkable acts of compassion I have ever seen. When this is over, I’m going to find her, and invite her to come and see me, if possible. I will spend time in prayer with her. Then I'll build her house anywhere she wants in Zimbabwe," said Masiyiwa.

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He stated the house would have solar power and running water, reiterating he admired people who acted in times of crisis.

"I will give her a monthly allowance of US dollars 1000 for life. It is not about how much you have. How many young men, and even women in their cars watched her carry that sack, and never asked to help?" posed the billionaire.

Recently, Stephanie Idolor, the lady who posted the video of young Success and created an avenue for her eventual fame is demanding a sizable fraction of the money that was donated to the young girl's family.

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