- A 30-year-old woman, Neo Leburu, took a leap of faith and decided to follow her dream of becoming a farmer
- Leburu quit her full-time job in an office to venture into the agriculture industry and she said many people thought she was crazy
- However, instead of listening to the naysayers, Leburu managed to make her farming business a success
Most people have dreams and visions for their futures. However, people are often too scared to take the risk and fail.
However, one woman put everything on the line when she decided to quit her office job to pursue her dream of farming.
Neo Leburu was still a teenager when a gift to her mother sparked her interest in goats. However, she started out working in the corporate world after school and it took her a decade to finally make the decision to start farming.
According to City Press, Leburu packed her bags and left Jozi to travelled back to her rural home in Ganyesa near Vryburg in the North West.
The publication quoted her saying:
"Many people, including my boss, thought I was crazy and not thinking straight when I resigned. They found it hard to understand just how someone would quit an office job so they could go into goat farming.”
Leburu is a qualified sound engineer who holds a diploma in administration. She traded in her nine-to-five job for the farm life six years ago.
She said she's happy that her goats have multiplied over the years and she is working hard to make her farm a thriving success.
Leburu has not yet made a profit from her goat farm but she runs a take-away and delivery food business on the side.
Her story was also shared on Twitter by Blessings Ramoba. Take a look at the post below:
Social media users applauded the female farmer on chasing her dreams and making it work.
Twitter user, @qhmcdonald, commented:
"South African Twitter needs to see more of these inspiring stories."
Another tweep, @Truth67254765, added:
"Congratulations, God bless your project!"
Social media user, @tonyhuglin, wrote:
"Well done, Neo."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported on another inspiring farmer. One man, who was only identified as @ydb_ZN, managed showed off his hustle on Twitter and it gathered thousands of reactions.
On Saturday, @ydb_ZN, who owns Khondlo Poultry Farm, shared photos of his business and he gave other social media users some advice.
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