We can learn a lot from talking to people on a regular basis outside the station of our lives. Probably more than in any newspaper or statistics of crime records. Not only can we learn a lot but we can find our hearts melt and our determination to keep helping strengthened as well as to encourage others too to do the same.
On my request Denzel, with an easy smile, offerred to tell the events of his daily life and publish it . educated me about the life of a recycler this morning at the very modest food drop off to 9 different families .
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He leaves home at 4.45 AM in lavender hill in kirstenhof walking the approx 6 km in search of plastic, paper or other slightly more valuable items in the garbage.
Depending on what he finds a bad day (there are many ) is R50 after dropping off at the 3 recycling deposits in retreat, an average is R100, a very very good day is R200 he supports himself and his mom . he gets home after pushing a heavily laden trolley probably about 20 km in all at roughly midday
today he told us our parcel of 2 * 1 kg maize + 500g sugar ( 1 kg maize = only R12 ) and small bag tea bags would go straight to his mom. they don't eat maize every day he said but it would last about 3 meals as they invited the other families or neighbors kids to eat too (about 4 _ for meal ) those of us that separate our trash make a very difficult day much more pleasant those of us that now and chat to our recyclers saving our planet more than most iid do, are performing what might seem small acts of kindness, but ripple far wider than we might imagine
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(names of children have been changed to protect their privacy ) This is james he is 11 years old. He is a regular at the soup kitchen. When he was asked how he is doing and why he comes to the soup kitchen. His reply was that he is okay and that he comes to the soup kitchen because he is hungry and when asked whether he likes the food he replied that the food at the soup kitchen is always very nice. He explains that there isnt always in the house to get by, but the soup kitchen makes it a bit better to know that on Tuesday and Thursday getting soup, maize meal or cooked food and on a Friday his mom can fetch some veggies to make food aswell. Thank you to the sponsors who is giving the items to secure us with a plate of food for the 3days a week. thank you so much to rokpa and private donors your donations to our hunger relief projects would be most welcome would be most welcome DONATE HERE
(names of children have been changed to protect their privacy ) we ask Noxolo is the meal helpful to her and she told us the meal is very helpful because at school when she did not eat she used to feel sleepy all the time. because she's hungry now she's eating at Bongas Place Of Hope HUB she can play with other kids at school and she's not feel shmmmm
we asked again where is Noxolo's parents who told us both parents they always drunk so she feel at home with Bongas Place Of Hope HUB she's 8 years old so we are really thankful for our sponsors and mike . and rokpa to make it happen for our communities