- Selina Mulovhedzi is an award-winning farmer in Limpopo
- She has achieved farming success despite being blind on one eye
- She has created jobs in her community and hopes to expand her farm
71-year-old Selina Mulovhedzi was left blind in one eye after a childhood accident, but this didn't stop her from achieving farming success.
The small-scale farmer in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, won the 2018 Ministerial Award for Disabled Female Entrepreneurs recently, Briefly.co.za learned.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries handed her the award following the success of her farm, Nyadzanga Nursery and General Trade.
According to SowetanLIVE, Mulovhedzi started her farm in 2007. She grows cabbages, onions, tomatoes, green pepper, and beetroot.
She then supplies them to members of her community as well as social entities such as schools. In the process, Mulovhedzi has created 13 jobs.
Her journey has however not been without challenges. Among them are lack of adequate funding, adverse weather during the winter, and insects.
Nevertheless, Mulovhedzi yearns for even more success and wants to expand her farm. She does not see her blindness in one eye as an obstacle:
I am thankful that even though I see with one eye, I am still able to continue working. My disability does not disturb me in any way, it only encourages me to work harder.
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