Mary’s Story

Amputee leg amputated Monze Zambia recycling Health Help International HHI UK charity

Mary Chikambo is 57 years old and has recently had her leg amputated.  She lives alone and has no family. Mary turned up at HHZ seeking repairs for her truck which our resident Mr Fixit, Robbie, managed with ease.

In order to support herself, Mary collects empty plastic bottles, fills them with tap water and sells them for 1kwacha ( approximately10p). With the help of HHZ staff, all plastic bottles at the compound were found and deposited in her truck.

Nalukena, the catering and domestic manager at HHZ, will, in future, put all empty bottles aside for Mary and keep them safe until she is able to collect them. 

Recycling at its best!