Mandela Day gift to hawkers
MISSION Holding Group (MHG) is honouring Nelson Mandela’s legacy of going out and making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate members of society.
The company has identified hawkers who need a safe venue to ply their trade on the streets of Kidds Beach.
Marketing manager, Natalie Kriel, said they have used their resources in building the structures in conjunction with the #ActionAgainstPoverty campaign.
“These entrepreneurs required a safe place to sell their goods as they often walk up and down long stretches of roads filled with construction vehicles, dust, and sand to sell their meals of the day,” Kriel said.
“That is why MHG has taken the initiative in creating a place of safety: a covered shelter with a table where they are able to display their goods for the customers, make meals, and store items out of the sun and rain when the weather is adverse.”
Kriel said the new workplace would assist traders greatly, as it availed them more space to work in a safe environment. Workers flock to the stand during lunchtime, so it will be safe for the customers too.
Hawker Zameka Sipukuza said she was grateful for what MHG had done for them.
“I am grateful for what they have done because we walk long distances from home with our merchandise. It is more challenging now in winter because it is dark and cold. The shelter is going to make a huge difference in our lives.”
Kriel said: “We are proud to play a part in their success stories as we help grow their business ventures.”
FEEL SO GOOD: Zameka Sipukuza in her new shelter provided by Mission Holding Group as part of their Nelson Mandela Day outreach