A GROUP of well-wishers has come to the aid of tenants of Bonhomme House along Main North 1 Road in Maseru which was gutted by fire on 21 May 2016.
Two people were seriously injured and property worth thousands of maloti destroyed in the fire which was ultimately doused by the police and Lesotho Defence Force.
Following the disaster, a group of tailors in Maseru agreed to assist their colleagues whose equipment had been razed by the inferno.
The group managed to raise M17 000 which was used to buy sewing machines, threads, electronic irons and Seshoeshoe cloth. They gave M1 000 cash and a M1 000 grocery hamper to the two people who were injured during the fire.
Addressing the gathering during the handover ceremony on Friday, a representative of the group, Mapoloko Lebitsa, said they were left with no option but to assist after seeing the damage the fire had done.
“We are all tailors and know fully well these ladies earn their living from this trade. However, after the fire destroyed their equipment, they were felt with nothing, so we had to assist them,” Ms Lebitsa said.
“To the beneficiaries, here is the equipment; go and work hard. This equipment should give you more of what you lost during the fire.”
One of the beneficiaries, Malebohang Makhalanyane, said after the fire, she had lost hope that her business could be revamped. She said the group members had been used by God to come their aid at a point of need.
“Our God is faithful at all times, and may the good Lord grant you the desires of your heart for this wonderful gesture,” Ms Makhalanyane said.