- A woman has started making handmade mats out of recycled plastic bags.
- The aim is to give them to the homeless to sleep on
- They are made with the help of Special Needs adults in Port Elizabeth
Suzette Hendricks has come up with an initiative to help the homeless be a little bit warmer this winter. She has created handmade mats from recycled plastic bags.
The initiative to make the mats is assisted by intellectually challenged adults at a centre in Port Elizabeth. The plastic bags are donated by businesses and schools in the city.
Mzansi social media users commended this kind initiative. Facebook user Anna Vermeulen Kriel said:
"Thank you so much for sharing this on your group. Most appreciated"
While Marianne Lotter said:
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported on Johan, a pensioner surviving on just under R2 000 a month. He lives in a tent with no electricity or toilet facilities. In 2017, a Good Samaritan bought a piece of land and has since built himself a beautiful home. However, he was touched by Johan's living conditions and decided to help him out. He gave the pensioner a piece of land and has since started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to build him a house.
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