After seeing a homeless mother living under a bridge with her two children, Freda Malema was never the same again. The plight of the mother resonated with 56-year-old Freda, who is a mother of two herself. She is now trying to help the homeless.
Freda has started a project called Drop a Blanket. She collects blankets and distributes them to the needy. She said she even thought she could not help the mum under the bridge, but seeing her situation made her reach out to others.
According to the Daily Sun, Freda posted on Facebook about what she had seen.
"I asked my friends to drop a blanket off at various places in my kasi. The response was phenomenal.”
She said they first collected 40 blankets, which she gave to homeless people in Marabastad. Freda hands over blankets twice a year to three orphanages in the area.
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