Ladles of Love,a of non-profit soup kitchen, founder Danny Diliberto has documented his 48 hour experience living as a homeless person in Cape Town. Diliberto lived on the streets on the 29th and 30th of November and had no access to money, cards, cellphones and no assistance.
“I’m passionate about this country and its people. But there is one particular section of our society that is being overlooked and I want to change that. I hope to really show a taste of what life is really like for the have-nots, so we can all better understand it.” – says Diliberto
Diliberto says he hopes to highlight the daily challenges these marginalized individuals face in the mini documentary , furthermore he hopes to raise R48 000, for his soup kitchen that currently serves approximately 2000 meals a week to underprivileged individuals, schools and communities. The founder has set up a campaign on donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy.
The campaign went live on 22 October 2018 and has thus far raised R27 050.47 with contributions from 59 donors.
” I am hoping that once people understand the hardships of being homeless and that it is not just simply telling them to go get a job, then hopefully people will be more compassionate and understanding. I feel this will then make everyone more patient and proactive towards homelessness, making the situation better for both homeless and those not living on the streets.” says Diliberto
“We can no longer constantly complain to the authorities expecting them to solve the problem. We all need to start thinking out the box and start becoming more proactive in making the situation better for everyone. I hope the public will support my BackaBuddy campaign so we can continue making a difference” he concluded.
Support the campaign by donating on BackaBuddy here: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/homeless-in-cape-town-the-48hr-challenge