- With no experience or source of income, a man, uTata Matshaya, started farming strawberries
- With the help from Township Farmers, he started his own strawberry garden at his home
- Matshaya sells the strawberries to his community and has managed to make a living doing it
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Sometimes people have to create paths for themselves and with a little help, they can make a success.
One man, uTata Matshaya, has started his own strawberry farm in the Khayelitsha township. His inspiring story was shared by the Township Farmers group on Facebook.
Township Farmers supports Matshaya with his endeavour by donating the tools that he needs to succeed, including eco pellets, seedlings, compost and organic fertiliser.
The post added:
"With no source of income and work experience he started growing his own veggies and slowly got into community farming projects where he learned valuable skills which he used to start his own home garden where he now not only grows strawberries but a variety of fruit trees like apple and peach trees."
Take a look at the post below:
South Africans were inspired by his hustle and they applauded Matshaya in the comment section.
Francois Engelbrecht commented:
"Well done Sir, you are an inspiration. Urban agriculture and self sustainability is the future. Teach our children how to liberate and sustain themselves."
Sibusiso Sbula Malope added:
Joanne van Vuuren wrote:
"Excellent. You are an inspiration to many."
Jenny Kerr Floyd said:
"Awesome and inspiring."
After losing her job, Ntando Thabethe saw potential in her large backyard. Her husband gave her R389 to do her hair but Thabethe decided to buy seeds instead.
At first she only wanted to feed her family but today, Thabethe is running a successful business that employs 40 people.
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