US-based midfielder Lebo Moloto and Banyana Banyana international Thembi Kgatlana have partnered to raise funds to help provide sanitary pads to girls in rural villages in South Africa.
Moloto through his Community cup foundation and the Thembi Kgatlana foundation aims to raise over R30 000.
The pair have so far raised R9 000 as of Monday, May 3.
“We basically want to show support to all the females out there by doing a sanitary towel drive,” Moloto told FARPost.
“There are a lot of girls out there in villages, cities, and impoverished places in South Africa that need help in terms of sanitary pads. For me obviously, it’s something that is close to my heart and simply because I have strong women in my life.
“I have my mother and sister and growing up we were struggling and it’s only until now that I can try to put in words what they would have gone through. The fact that they didn’t have food sometimes but for the fact that my mom had to make a choice whether to buy pads or to buy food, which ended up being food,” he said.
Moloto currently plays for Tulsa in the US second tier league. Kgatlana who turned 25 on Sunday currently plays for Spanish Primera Division club SD Eibar.
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By Ofhani Munyai