Passionate young farmer calls on Mzansi's help to further his business

Passionate young farmer calls on Mzansi's help to further his business

A 29-year-old farmer has called on Mzansi to help him grow his business and create jobs for the youth of his community.

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Zenzele Baleni, who hails from Khayelitsha, is part of a small farming co-operation called Bhukula Farming Co-op.

The co-op is in Malmersbury along the N7 and consists of four young individuals aged between 22 and 29.

"We mainly focus on crop farming, which is spinach and a lot of organic veggies and livestock," Baleni explained.

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Passionate young farmer calls on Mzansi's help to further his business

Passionate young farmer calls on Mzansi's help to further his business. Photo credit: Zenzele Baleni/Facebook.
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Briefly.co.za gathered although Baleni is living his dream, he is still in the early stages and needs Mzansi's help to grow.

Baleni started a crowd funding campaign which aims to raise R100 000.

"Reason for this fundraiser is to get enough money to [maximise] productivity and employ more young people staying in the Malmersbury area as jobs are a very scarce need in the area [sic]," he wrote.

Baleni added the co-operation aims to empower the youth and help them get the recognition they deserve in a struggling economy.

If you want to donate towards the cause, you can visit the co-op's crowdfunding page or call Baleni on 076 475 0117.

"Any amount of donations are welcome and are highly appreciated," he said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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