At the young age of 27, a female farmer from Khayelitsha has taken the internet by storm and pushed her business to even greater heights.
Ncumisa Mkabile founded a chicken farm, Mamcube Homegrown Chicken,and rapidly added to her farming business by venturing into vegetables too. In July she harvested her home-grown spinach for the first time.
“I planted, I prayed and now it’s time to harvest,” Mkabile said on Facebook. “I am feeding the nation one spinach at a time.”
She said she started planting her spinach in May, and employed seven people who worked on her farm.
“My dream is to get a bigger farm so that I can farm commercially, supply spinach all over South Africa and other countries while creating employment opportunities for people,” she told IOL.
Encouraging those in her community to start their own initiatives, Mkabile said: “Start now with what you have and it will give you what you need. Do not wait for the government to fund you, give the government something to work with.”