- An inspiring young lady is doing good in society after turning her act of kindness as a teen into a business
- Linah Maphanga from Mpumalanga started a business to connect landowners with investors, funding and equipment
- Her business is slowly growing as she makes it her goal to help those in the agricultural field who may need it
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Linah Maphanga, founder and CEO of Farmers Assistant, was born and raised in Hazyview in Mpumalanga. Maphanga, 28, has been running her business for two years and has been helping farmers since her teen years.
According to foodformmzansi.com, Maphanga's small business connects small-holder farmers with an agriculture value chain. This links them with landowners, equipment, investors and funding institutions.
Maphanga had completed her Bachelor’s degree in 2014 and an Honours degree in geophysics in 2015. Using her education and experience, in 2018 she decided to start a Facebook page to see how she could help local farmers and that show her business began.
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Maphanga's small team of just five employees have sussed out all communal land that is used for farming or agriculture in SA. This allows them to connect people in rural communities and people without jobs or an income with land that can be used to earn an income.
She advised the younger generation who want a career in the agriculture sector to find what suits them. Maphanga says that the value chain is large and that there are various careers to choose from. You can read Maphanga's full story here.
In other stories about women in farming, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Vallery Seanego, a farmer not afraid to get her hands dirty. In two separate posts, one of which has gone viral, Vallery Seanego has made her way into the hearts of South Africans. The 31-year-old is a farmer based in Limpopo who is definitely not afraid to get her hands dirty - manicure or not!
Vallery's original post was uploaded in 2018. Another post about her, with different pictures but the same message, was posted to Twitter by @BlessingsRamoba.
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