LEPHALALE — The 6-year-old Luca Cardoso Leach, a learner at Laerskool Bosveld Primary, made a deal with his mom, Caroline Leach. As he wanted the new Ique Smart Robot, he would have to do something from his side to earn it.
“He has stacks of expensive toys in his room that he really doesn’t look after. The Ique costs R800 which is expensive for a toy” Caroline says. Luca suggested that he would sit in front of the house and sell all his toys; but Caroline had another idea. She discussed it with Luca’s dad and he agreed. Luca had to do something which required hard work and would teach him to share.
They supported him with buying the material he needed for his cactus project. Luca had to clean the sand by straining it, after which Caroline helped him to plant the cactuses. Then they were ready to sell his hand work – 62 planted cactuses.
He started at Koedoe Pharmacy in town and his dad helped him by selling them at Medupi where he works. He sold the plants for R50 each and once they were all sold he had R3 100 in his pocket.
Caroline asked him who he wanted to share 50% of his money with and he chose Lephalale SPCA. With the other half of the money, R1 550, he could buy his Ique robot, but he also had to buy a gift for his dad and sister. Caroline says he did that with pleasure!