Single mother, KZN farmer donates R500,000 from Ministry of Social Development, inspired by Mzansi

  • An innovative farmer from KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has successfully pocketed R500,000 from the Social Development Department
  • Welile Gumede is an inspirational mum who used her alimony grant to start growing vegetables without having any farming experience
  • The young woman’s farm had a turnover of R1.6 million a year, with the business creating work for more than 32 people.

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A single mother from KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), who runs a vegetable farming business called Azowel Farming Projects, has pocketed R500,000 from the Social Development Department in partnership with the MTN SA Foundation.

Welile Gumede is an innovative farmer. Image: welz_gumede/Instagram
Source: Instagram

Welile Gumede started growing vegetables over four years ago, using her alimony to start her business.

The 30-year-old had no farming experience but won several awards for her work, with her business providing jobs for around 32 people and generating R1.6million a year. IOLs reported.

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However, unfortunately, the innovative entrepreneur was one of many businessmen affected by the KZN floods, with the money donated by the Ministry of Social Development to help him rebuild the business.

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Commenting on a Publish by Agriculture and Youthwho honored the young woman and spoke about the relief funds Welilé received, many people expressed their admiration for the young Hun’s dedication.

Here are some of the coolest reactions from the peeps:

Cya Mngoma said:

“I know this Lady. She is so dedicated and practical. I’m happy to see her grow so much.

Mamello H Makhobotloane wrote:

“Congratulations, darling. I am so inspired.

Boitumelo Nkuna added:

“Congratulations, Wellile. From zero to hero. That’s what farmers do.

Sinazo Ndalasi Fihla is inspired by it:

“Beautiful, congratulations, sisi.”

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Bathabile M Sibeko noted:

“Big up to you, girl.”

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In a related story by In brief Newsa young mum residing in Cape Town does the most with farming.

Ncumisa Mkabile is both a chicken and crop producer, providing employment for seven people in her community. The entrepreneur already supplies local stores and has big plans for her business, which she named Dawana Fresh Produce.

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Joel C. Hicks