COVID-19: 56-year-old shoemaker hard hit by lockdown gets GHC17,000 for business (photos)

COVID-19: 56-year-old shoemaker hard hit by lockdown gets GHC17,000 for business (photos)

- Opanin Safo, a 56-year-old cobbler has received GHC17,000 to revamp his business

- The middle-aged man's initial working capital was less than GHC200

- Donors of Crime Check Foundation gave to positively impact the life of Opanin Safo

- A bank account was also opened for him for judicious use of the money

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Opanin Safo, a 56-year-old local cobbler has received a cash amount of GHC17,000 to revamp his business.

According to Crime Check, it became necessary for the foundation to step in and help the poor man because of his deplorable situation which had deteriorated due to the lockdown which was necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Until he received the cash amount of GHC17,000, Opanin Sarfo had been working with an amount of less than GHC200.

In spite of his already struggling situation, he was hard hit by the lockdown which imposed restrictions on movement and economic activities.

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Crime Check had earlier highlighted the touching story of Opanin Safo which garnered support from donors who reached out to help.

''We shared the plight of 56yr old Opanin Safo, a cobbler who had been hit hard by the lockdown,’’ parts of the foundation’s post said.

Opanin Sarfo was left pleasantly happy when he received GHC 17,000.

''We got to know in our interview with him that his working capital is not up to two hundred cedis. After sharing his story, we got nineteen people to donate seventeen thousand cedis to the poor and humble cobbler. Words cannot describe how he felt after struggling to receive the money.''

The poor cobbler, who has been working for years was captured in emotional photos after he received the amount to boost his business.

In a related story, a struggling Ghanaian duster seller identified as Appiaagyei has cried his heart out after he received a cash donation of nineteen thousand Ghana cedis.

Appiagayei was overwhelmed and his joy turned to tears after he received the money. YEN.com.gh previously reported that the father of 3 was left dumbfounded when he first received a cash donation of GHC 600.

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