27 year old, Ncumisa Mkabile from Khayelitsha is creating jobs through her passion for agriculture.
Mkabile founded Mamcube Homegrown Chicken but has rapidly added vegetables to her farming business. In July she harvested her home-grown spinach for the first time.
“I planted, I prayed and now it’s time to harvest. I am feeding the nation one spinach at a time,” said Mkabile. 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,” said Mkabile.
Encouraging those in her community to start their own initiatives, she 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.”