An 85-year-old woman, who lives in Jabulani Flats, shed tears of joy after receiving the US$ 50 from the ZDDT Business Social Credits Scheme (BSCS).
The beneficiary, Mrs Barbra Becker, said this came as a surprise as she was not expecting to get such a large amount of money.
“I am a widower and I live with my grandson. Honestly, it has been hard to make ends meet, especially in this harsh economic situation. I usually pick up plastic bottles and sell them to Treger Plastics but it is not really much. We also survive on handouts from the councillor who has been of great help to us. I am really happy that I was chosen to benefit from this scheme and this money will surely help me in so many ways,” said Mrs Becker.
In an interview with this reporter, the councillor for Ward 1, Mr Mlandu Ncube, said Mrs Becker is a hard worker.
“Mrs Becker is very energetic for her age, last year she was part of the people who moved around the city picking up litter. However, because of her age, I decided to let her rest for a while. I know this money will make a difference for a few months. We hope to keep receiving such kind gestures so that we can help more people in our community,” said Mr Ncube.
THE BSCS encourages businesses to support the community from which they earn their living and these donations are supported by Freight Consultants and Sally Foundation.