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Umdloti sisters crowdfund to help survive life ‘in quicksand’


Umdloti sisters crowdfund to help survive life ‘in quicksand’

The family home was caught in the weekend KZN floods, leaving the siblings with damage not covered by insurance

Senior reporter

Twenty-eight years of treasured memories were obliterated in less than 24 hours for two Umdloti sisters whose family home was engulfed by mud during the torrential rain that battered the north coast town at the weekend.

Bianca and Janelle Barnard resorted to starting a crowdfunding campaign on the Back-A-Buddy platform after they learnt their insurance didn’t cover certain aspects such as retaining walls.

“We are no strangers to picking up pieces and having to start over. My sister and I lost our mother, our last living parent, unexpectedly in 2019...

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