- In 2016, a single mother of two lost her only means of income
- She started a hobby that has since grown into a small business
- The entrepreneur now owns several livestock and a small garden
Ave Uya Matyalana, a single mother of two, took to the #ImStaying group to share her story. Matyalana revealed that three years ago, she lost her job and went through troubling times.
"I am a single mom of two boys. In 2016, I lost my job and was going through a rough time. I bought two piglets just to keep myself busy."
The mother added that it started out as a hobby but she soon saw potential when her piglets matured.
Her two pigs gave her 14 piglets and she decided to invest in more livestock. Matyalana now owns four full grown pigs, 12 piglets, four goats, seven chickens, four chicks and two ducks.
She also started a little vegetable garden to round off her "own little farm" - which she named after her two sons.
Matyalana hopes to be an inspiration to other single moms and to grow her "little farm" into a massive successful business.
"To all the single mommies out there, if I can do it, so can you. I wish to see myself as a bigger farmer with more animals," she ended her post.
It's not the first time a woman succeeded in building a business from the ground up. Briefly.co.za reported previously on a lady, Tebogo Ditsebe, who took a neglected farm and turned it into a profitable business.
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