The power couple Siya and Rachel Kolisi just expanded their foundation from its vision on helping gender-based violence to distributing food on in need families.
During the pandemic, Siya and Rachel are busy on helping other families affected economically from coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking with TshisaLIVE, Rachel, 30, said this week that being confronted with the harsh reality of communities trying to stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic was bitter-sweet.
“We need to be taken out of our comfort zones to be able to help more people,” she said.
“The heartbreaking thing is knowing that this isn’t the reality for people only during Covid-19, it’s a reality that will be with them even afterwards,” she said.
She also spoke about why it was so important for her and Siya to be in communities helping to feed people during this time.
“I remember the first time we went out, we were so cautious about how people were going to feel about it. One thing that was super important for us was to make sure that the food goes to the hands that it needs to go to,” she said.
They’ve been to Zwide in Port Elizabeth where Siya grew up, as well as communities in Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Limpopo.
They’ve had to be extra cautious around children, she said, as they often don’t understand social distancing protocols. Their masks have helped disguise them somewhat, preventing large crowds from coming to meet them.