- A woman, Carol Payne, previously had a job in an informal settlement near Germiston
- Payne realised the normally dirty streets looked swept and the litter was gone
- The woman learned it was because of a wonderful lady who wanted to make her community a better place
Last week, a woman, Carol Payne, took to the #ImStaying group to share an inspiring story. She revealed she had done some work in a township near Germiston and when she arrived down a little 'road' she normally takes, Payne realised it was clean.
Payne said she asked around and was told the tidiness of the area was due to the selfless work of a woman called Sally Mello.
Mello swept the streets and picked up all the litter to create a better environment.
Payne's post read:
"I have been doing some work in an informal settlement near Germiston and when I drive down the little 'road' to the crèche it is usually dirty, with lots of litter lying around. This morning, the first thing I noticed, was that the road was clean and newly swept.
"When I enquired as to why there was such an improvement, I was introduced to this wonderful woman, Sally Mello, a community member who took it upon herself to improve her surroundings. Sally, I salute you and hope you find some permanent employment. That’s why #ImStaying."
Take a look at the post below:
South Africans applauded the woman's efforts to create a better community and they sang her praises online.
Nonkululeko Madondo commented:
"Well done Sally, please take children along and teach them about keeping our living environment clean."
Henriette van Loggerenberg wrote:
"Thank you Sally, may we all follow your example and keep our beautiful country clean. Respect."
Viki Kyriakou added:
"Thank you for portraying such an excellent example. Wish you luck in finding a job."
Briefly.co.za previously reported on a similar story. A man, Abongile Bhele, shared a touching photo of an elderly lady who used her own time to fix the gravel roads.
Bhele revealed the gogo is 80 years old but it doesn't stop her from trying to make the community she lives in a better place.
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