- Ncumisa Miesah Mkabile shared her inspiring story of starting her own farm to Facebook's #ImStaying group
- The 27-year-old closed her takeaway business due to the global pandemic but that didn't deter her
- She worked hard to start growing her own veggies and now supplies large supermarkets
Ncumisa Miesah Mkabile shared her inspiring story of making it through the pandemic. Ncumisa had to close down her takeaway business, which was her only source of income, but this did not stop her from working hard.
The 27-year-old started selling chicken and going door to door to do her deliveries. After realising there was a demand for supplies from others who wanted to start their own business, Ncumisa jumped at the gap in the market.
In late May 2020, Ncumisa got her hands on some land where she planted 20 000 spinach seeds. She got more land a few months later where she planted 20 000 green pepper seeds and now supplies huge supermarkets.
Read the conclusion of Ncumisa's post on the #ImStaying group below:
"Today I'm supplying huge supermarkets like Superspar Hilltop in Harare and local street vendors. My message to fellow South Africans is to start small with the little resources that you have and gradually grow.
"Create opportunities for yourself because no one is going to create those opportunities for you. I'm staying because I feed the nation for a living."
Ncumisa's inspiring post did not go unnoticed. She gained over 12 000 reactions and over 1 000 comments. Read some of the comments below:
Zibuyile Hlongwana said:
"Well done gal, what an inspiration!"
Viv Gordon wrote:
"Outstanding. You have my full admiration and respect."
Nosibabale Noccy Jobela commented:
"Keep up the good work!"
Judy Potgieter added:
"You are a real go-getter! May you go from strength to strength!"
In similar news, Briefly.co.za previously reported on a student who went from selling goods on campus to owning a poultry farm. At just 22 years of age, Kutullo Paris Maponya from GaMotholo village in Mankweng, already owns over 200 egg-laying and broilers on his poultry farm in his parents’ backyard, besides being a BSc in Molecular and Life Sciences student at the University of Limpopo.
You can be forgiven for thinking that he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. But like many ‘rags to riches’ stories, Maponya’s story is no different. He started by selling snacks, sweets and biscuits from his on-campus room in 2017, albeit with the end in mind.
“The idea was triggered by reading Financial and Motivational books. At first, I was unsure about the type of business to pursue. Seeing my father practising farming at home, I then fell in love with it. As a result, I decided to use the room for selling purposes."
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