- A group of homeless men made the life-changing decision to start a veggie garden that quickly turned into a small-scale farm
- Their bright idea was born after the country went into lockdown and they found themselves with no food and nothing to do
- One of the homeless men, a Zimbabwean national, decided to teach other homeless men how to farm and together they started
If there is one good thing that came from South Africa's lengthy lockdown, it is that people learned how to find a way to survive when it seemed like there was no way. A group of homeless men from KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, recently proved this to be true.
The men, who had survived from begging and scavenging for food in the street, found themselves wondering where they would find something to eat since the people they usually counted on were no longer out and about.
This is when one of the homeless men, who is a Zimbabwean national, decided to put his farming skills to use by teaching his fellow homeless men how to farm. Together they decided to grow their own vegetable garden, which is now pretty much a small-scale farm.
Journalist and author Sue Derwent recently stopped by the farm to make a purchase and she was left nothing short of impressed by the men's innovation and determination, even encouraging others to head down to the farm and show some support.
"This is homeless helping themselves. Honestly you can't believe what these guys have achieved, without any chemical sprays or any of those things.
"Just a vacant lot they were housed in during hard lockdown, their bare hands and a couple of spades."
In similar heartwarming Briefly.co.za news, teachers are amazing, especially the ones who go the extra mile for their "kids" - the children they teach who they treat like they are their own. Pinky Msweli posted some adorable pics of her son receiving a get-well-soon gift from his teacher, Miss Muni.
He broke his arm on Sunday and Miss Muni surprised him with the gift. The smile on his face says it all. Pinky posted the pics in the Facebook group #ImStaying and people praised the teacher for her kind gesture:
"Lots of love to your son and his awesome teacher ."
"Get well soon big man!! Thank you, teacher, for your love and support."
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