Feeding the nation: Mzansi female farmer plants seeds of inspiration

Feeding the nation: Mzansi female farmer plants seeds of inspiration

A young black woman has raved online about being a farmer and her story had South Africans inspired.

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A young woman, Machabate Lucia, won Mzansi over after she posted snaps of her growing business online.

Lucia has a poultry farm and she is proud of her hustle. Taking to the #ImStaying Facebook page, Lucia shared her story.

Her post read:

"I'm staying because I feed the nation. I'm Machabate Lucia, a young black (female) farmer."
Feeding the nation: Mzansi female farmer plants seeds of inspiration

Screenshot of Machabate Lucia's Facebook post.
Source: Facebook

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Feeding the nation: Mzansi female farmer plants seeds of inspiration

Machabate Lucia inspired South Africans online with photos of her farm. Photo credit: Machabate Lucia/#ImStaying.
Source: Facebook

The post generated more than 19 000 reactions in less than a day and South Africans were inspired by the beautiful farmer.

Abel Diego commented:

"Well done on your progressive business."

Jane Whitby said:

"Great, keep up the awesome work you are doing."

Martie Marais wrote:

"They should have given you the Vrede Estina project. You would have made a success. You go girl."
Feeding the nation: Mzansi female farmer plants seeds of inspiration

Lucia in her chicken coop and with her products. Photo credit: Machabate Lucia/#ImStaying.
Source: Facebook

Briefly.co.za reported on a similar story previously. More and more women are making a name for themselves in agriculture and it is making us proud. Khulile Mahlalela is one of the ladies to watch in the farming industry.

The 31-year-old recently won R300 000 after being named Mpumalanga's 2019 Female Farmer of the Year.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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