- Two best friends received a farm from the government in 2011
- However, the women discovered the condition of the farm was dire
- Luckily, they were not afraid of a challenge and they managed to build it up and turn it into a massive success
When the government gave best friends Sarah Louw, 59, and Salomina Myburgh, 54, a farm seven-years-ago, they had no idea the task they had been handed.
Louw and Myburgh, who had childhood experience herding cattle, were excited to start farming after the East Cape Department of rural development and agrarian reform gave them their own farm.
However, when the two besties arrived on the farm, they were shocked to see the horrific condition it was in.
GoodThingsGuy.com reported Louw said the windmills were not working, nor did they have water since all the pumps were stolen.
The 59-year-old added the fences around the farm collapsed and the house on the land was looted.
But, the condition of the farm did not discourage Louw and Myburgh from achieving their dream, so the two ladies set out to restore the property to its former glory.
Briefly.co.za learned the women were sent to study a three-year course in agriculture through Mohair South Africa.
They also appointed five employees, one of which is an older man who grew up on a farm.
“He spent his whole life on a farm so some of the things we still need to learn come naturally to him,” Louw said.
Today, Louw and Myburgh own 953 goats and 85 cattle on their farm and they no longer consider it a project.
The ladies added they turned their project into a commercial farm, which is making a profit.
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