Re-using a wheeled carriage for babies to make a living

Madmoet Abrahams has been living and working on the street for more then 20 years now. He found a great way to make a living. Everyday you’ll find him in the streets of Cape Town, South Africa collecting White paper. 1 KG of White paper will pay him 23 South African Rand (approximately $2.35) at the paper scrap yard.

Madmoet Abrahams

Per day he makes more or less 50 Rand. He is a hard worker. I met him in the pouring rain, which didn’t stop him from spitting through the bins in search for more paper. He saved money and bought a bicycle for 300 Rand last year. The bicycle, in combination with his creative re-use of a wheeled carriage for babies connected to it, allows Madmoet to make twice as much money per day! His big dream is to have a paid job and a house.

This friendly, clever and hard working man can be reached under the Sunlam bridge in Cape Town or somewhere on the street…

Madmoet explains where to go with the paper
The tools to success..

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  2. I write from France,mister Abrahams is very very courageous,unfortunately a lot of people around the world are so poor and work hardly! I swear that mister Abrahams will have a better salary and a better situation!!!

  3. very cool post.

    If you pass by Sunlam bridge and meet Madmoet Abrahams, tell him to keep on working hard. It’s the only way to success in this cruel world.

    I sincerely hope he will get a better paid job and a house.

  4. You know what the great thing about Abraham is? He has been doing this for 20 years! ..and isn’t complaining at all. Only when I asked him what his dream was he told me he would like to have a job.

    You can tell by the amount of lines around his eyes how often he smiles! money and material things don’t create happiness, just as much as a lack of resources doesn’t result in an unhappy life.

    Next time I’ll see Madmoet I’ll ask him what his secret to happiness is! I think there is a lot we can learn from him..

  5. > I met him in the pouring rain, which didn’t stop him from spitting through the bins in search for more paper.

    Well, yeah. Wet paper weight more.

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