- 60-year-old Agnes collected plastic bottle tops weighing a total of 485kg
- She exchanged them for a wheelchair, which she then donated to a charity
- This is her third wheelchair donation made in a similar way
A 60-year-old domestic worker in Edenvale, Gauteng, recently collected enough plastic bottle tops to make a wheelchair donation.
Agnes Zikhaw amassed bottle tops weighing an incredible 485kg, Bedfordview and Edenvale News reports.
Incredibly, the kind lady collected the items over a period of two years. She exchanged them for a wheelchair at Integrated Waste Management.
Agnes subsequently donated the wheelchair to Little Eden Society, which cares for over 300 children and adults living with disabilities.
Amazingly, this is her third wheelchair donation, Briefly.co.za learned. She made the first two in 2015 after collecting tops weighing over 300kg.
Agnes said she has a keen interest in helping the less privileged:
To some people, the bottle tops may look like rubbish but I see them as a way to help others. I enjoy helping those in need or those who can’t help themselves. I look forward to bring happiness to other people.
She acknowledged that she's getting older and collecting the tops might prove more difficult in the future. However, she remains committed to making a difference in other ways.
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