25/05/2021/Communitymonitor/Mmathapelo Thobejane/Limpopo/Sekhukhune, Ditwebeleneng Village
Limpopo, Sekhukhune Ditwebeleng village
26 May 2021
Greening our communities is one of our objectives as women from different villages in Magakala (Madifahlane,Dithabaneng,Morapaneng,Ditwebeleng ,Seokodibeng and Modimolle . This initiative was established to improve the health and education settings for people especially women ,regardless of income or background.
We started small and this year we are planting 1 hacter to supply our communities with fresh vegetables and also teach our fellow women to start home garden. As we are facing winter season we know that where people from start to demand vegetables like spinash, Chinese spinash, cabbage ,and onions because our indigenous vegetables like Mphodi,Kgorosha,Helen,Thepe are no longer accessible because they grow only in summer in sekhukhune land.
The group of 8 women are coming together ploughing and sharing ideas especially indigenous knowledge around farming. ” This year we are looking to expand our work and start selling chicken eggs . Our families will never go to on bed empty stomach and we also manage to have some little income after selling our veggies “said one of the farmers .
SEBOTSHIAMO started very small and they had no ideas on what they were doing but with passion and hardworking today they know how to farm and they sell to spaza shops, streets vendors and the entire community.
One day they believe that they will get recognized by the mining companies that are in their communities and also get support from them also
Wa lala wasala…shoma motho wa mme shoma.
Temo ke lehumo.
By Mmathapelo Thobejane