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Chronicles of an unemployed woman by Refilwe Mashaba


Name: Refilwe Mashaba

Country Representing: South Africa

I love to heal and encourage other people who are struggling with ills and problems in their own lives. Sharing my story would mean that my thoughts and my capabilities don’t die in my heart.

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It is Therapeutic, it’s love, it’s sharing one’s life. It is empowering when given the right platform. People get inspired by a storytellers’ life.

Unemployment is something that is talked about a lot. I feel that the people who are unemployed and want to get employed, are not in any case given the spotlight. For me it is important because we hear all the successful stories every day on social media and society start to look at people like me who are not working as lazy or as if they don’t want to have financial freedom like their peers. I want all of us to stop looking at unemployed people like they are just statistics.

By getting involved in how we can help and decrease the number of our youth on the streets, we can help them become consumers and contributors of our economy.

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16 thoughts on “Chronicles of an unemployed woman by Refilwe Mashaba”

  1. For i knhw hoe hard hudtling is , for i know how unemployed and the strugles between the heart and the mind , you’ve said it all sisters. Let’s stay positive eventhou itd difficult to be unemployed woman

  2. I relate with your story my Frnd it’s very touching, Let’s hope things will work out one day. Mosadi wago swara Thipa ka bogaleng

  3. I can relate motswala and all I can say is hang in there, there’s a lot instore for you. At the end things will work out and I believe in you otlo kreya mmereko.

  4. Am so touched by ur story big sis… and for us young ones it is difficult for us to find jobs coz u will find that u have qualifications but they want 3 years experience💔😪where will that come from. It is so heartbreaking

  5. Painful part is that at the age of 30 their no longer hire us or is difficult to get the job.. Am so inspired that you raised that kind of issue.. I pray one day we all get employed.. so we could be able to reach our goals❤

  6. This really heartbreaking, women of now a days are the one who are taking more responsibilities for the growth of their children, without any employment life becomes embarrassing, this is true medam,women are certificated and some obtained their academic regalia, and some of the men who in human resource position they are taking advantage of the women that are seeking for the job.

  7. ❣️Mbali💐Yothan💯DoH🦄

    I Thought i was alone ☹️ I feel your pain Day🌞 an Night 🌃Being unemployed while you have certificates on your hands is heartbreaking💔 on its own 😢 it lead into a Depression I’m talking from experience 😪….. Thanks for Sharing with us ❤️REFILWE MASHABA❤️

  8. Very touching 😢woman unemployment is really one of chronical challenges we face daily in our lifes,big up girl we are in this together

  9. Strongest woman that i know
    So touched……….. Am with u lovey
    “Nako yaka iyetla. So please ska nxeba wannyatsa”dedicat3d this song to u

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