Women tell how bicycles will benefit them

At a recent bicycle handovers in KwaZulu-Natal, women who have earned bicycles through Qhubeka by recycling waste explained how these bicycles will change their lives:

Alexia Sithole

“I will keep the bike and my grandchildren will use it. They are going to be very happy because they had one, but now it is broken. This is a huge giving for my grandchildren.” Alexia Sithole; 76 years; Howick


Dombie Khoza 2

“I will give the bike to my 24 year old son who is going to help with collecting recycling, we will have more and more waste.” Dombie Khoza; 64 years, Howick

Mpume and Lindiwe Makhaye

“My grandson has always wanted a bike but I have not been able to buy one for him due to financial constraints. He will be very happy to own a bike because most of his friends have them. This pleases me as my grandson does not have a mother anymore so he looks up to me for” everything. Lindiwe Makhaye (right); 69 years; uMgungundlovu (pictured with Mpume, left)

Nobelungu Mnikathi

“This Coca-Cola bike is going to help my child when he goes to work, that will make him save some bus fare money.” Nobelungu Mnikathi; 62 years, uMgungundlovu

Thembi Duma

“Now I know that I will fetch more recyclable material than before. Because I cannot ride a bike – my son will use it to collect and carry recyclable material for us, so that we can trade more waste and buy more bicycles.” Thembi Duma; 51 years; uMgungundlovu


Veronica Mbanjwa 3

“My son is currently helping me with collecting recyclable waste. This bike is going to be very helpful because we will be able to collect more waste now, because he will go around with the bike and collect waste.” Veronica Nomfazwe Mbanjwa; 53 years; Howick

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