- A young unemployed South African woman has shared how starting to plant potatoes after she lost her job has given her a purpose
- According to her heartwarming Facebook post, she lost her job due to Covid-19 and had to move back to her parents' house
- Her post served as a ray of hope for many locals who quickly took to the comment section to share messages of support with her
A young unemployed woman recently shared how planting potatoes has helped lift her out of a dark place. According to the post that was made by Mbilana Entle Mbalentle in Facebook group ImStaying, she lost her job due to Covid-19.
"#ImStaying because when I lost my job due to Covid-19 I had to move back home to Peddie. I was hurt. So my dad asked me why don't I do what am good at - farming. Even though I never studied it.
"I took my last money, went bought a packet of potatoes I planted them with no equipment but I managed. Yesterday I harvested my potatoes. It was the best feeling. Me being unemployed has reminded me of my gift. #ImStaying A proud village girl," she wrote proudly.
Meanwhile, Stayers had this to say:
Lindy Briginshaw said:
"Amazing, well done - what an achievement to see all these growing."
Margaret Eyre said:
"That's what I call doing what you can, everyone should learn from this. Well done."
Shirvani Chetty said:
"You are so talented!!! I can't keep my herbs alive, let alone this. Well done."
In other inspirational Briefly.co.za news, a local mom, Amogelang Atlegang Phiri, recently shared how a teacher at Lewisham Primary School helped her realise that her son, who had been diagnosed with a brain cyst at birth, needed to go to a special school.
In the post, the mom explained that the teacher had made arrangements for the child to be transferred to a West Rand school for children who had disabilities and also helped the little one understand why he was repeating the grade.
"It's good to get support and have the courage to support my son...when I gave birth to him he had a stroke. He was diagnosed with a brain cyst, he turned 7 in November. His right hand and leg are not working properly," she wrote.
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