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The Harvest Project in Brakpan is working hard to better the lives of the people living in Plastic City to ensure they rise above their poverty.


Johannesburg, South Africa (07 June 2021) – Plastic City in Brakpan is an informal settlement run by foreign nationals and South Africans that have nowhere else to go and need to earn an income. The informal settlement is funded by recycling and managed by a community council.

Yakima Waner drove past Plastic City every day on her commute, and her curiosity got the better of her; she reached out to a friend and together, they found out that within the city, there was a fully functioning creche that was built up and stocked with recycled items. The creche was founded by a community member that wanted to help all the children living in Plastic City.

Yakima ventured into Plastic City even though many people advised against it, and she found a community doing everything they can to stay afloat.

Since that first day, Yakima has had a passion for helping the community. One award-winning documentary later, and months of working to uplift the community, she has taken on even more, to help them thrive.

Through the collaboration of the Harvest Project and several other organisations, the teams hope to boost the community and pull them up out of poverty. To do this, they work to create a better environment for all! From ensuring animals are cared for and children are going to school to better their futures to creating food security for the entire community.

The Harvest Project asks if anyone is able to assist, to take part using the details below. Every donation has the power to change a life. You can also find out more via the Facebook page here.

Sources: The Harvest Project – Supplied
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