- Hlelile Mbanda built a mansion for her parents who lived in tiny mud houses for many years
- She wanted to thank her parents for sacrificing a lot for her bright future
- She spent almost R300 000 on the house and still wants to do more to make the house more luxurious
Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
Hlelile Mbanda (25) has brought joy and happiness to her parents by building them a mansion after decades of living in falling mud houses. According to some residents, she is the first person to build such a house at her age in her neighbourhood in eMaphephetheni, Ndwedwe.
Speaking to YEN.com.gh, Hlelile said it has been always her dream to get her parents out of their misery. She said anybody who lived in a house built with blocks in her area was seen as a very rich person. Therefore, she had this drive to get her parents out of the mud houses after being through a lot. She said one of the mud houses collapsed on them few years back.
“I wanted to thank them. They've been through a lot. There are things they could have done, but they didn't because they cared for me. I always thought maybe things could have easier for them if they did not have me. So there was no way I could forget them for all the sacrifices they made to make sure my future is bright,” she said.
From sleeping in tiny houses, today the 60-year-old couple slept in a big bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. She said she spent almost R300 000 on the house but she still wanted to spend more for her parents.
“Doing something like this for your parents is a lifetime gift and a lifetime blessing. I want to say to my parents, thank you so much. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for them,” added Hlelile.
The smart diva has encouraged other youngsters to always give back to their parents and show appreciation.
“It is possible. It can be done. I didn't take any loan. I had to sweat to be able to gift my parents with their new house. I’ve been saving since 2017. As much as I wanted to do things for myself, I had to make a sacrifice and do this for my parents to thank them. I always had this wish to make them happy and proud,” said Hlelile.
Not only Hlelile's parents are proud of her wonderful gift but her good work was noticed by others too.
Mpumelelo Mbonambi wrote on Facebook:
“Well done. You are the first person in our area to do such a wonderful thing at our age. Congratulations.”
In other news, YEN.com.gh previously reported a man decided to share photos of his crib in honour of his late mom. Michael Boshielo apologised to his mom for not getting a proper education but showed off his house to prove that he is still a success.
Boshielo shared before and after snaps of the house and the end product is absolutely stunning. Taking to Twitter, the man captioned the photos:
"Mom I'm not as educated as you wished. But this is my little present to you. As I promised I will never forget where I come from."
Have national and human interest issues to discuss?
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.