- 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
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 was how her business began.
Maphanga, who has a small team of just five employees, 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 news, a young woman has inspired social media users with her success story.
Twitter user Tumelo Warona shared the story of Welile Gumede on the social media platform on Monday, June 22.
Warona revealed that Gumede is making a name for herself in the agriculture industry and that she started a farming business with no background in agriculture.
The post was captioned: "Meet 29-year-old Welile Gumede from ILembe region, KZN. With no background in farming, she took the initiative to restore Govt's neglected greenhouse tunnels around Llembe. She is now regarded as one of Llembe's successful Entrepreneurs. She won 2019's SMME UKZN Champions Project."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian lady identified as Nyifamu Ogechi Manzo shared how she built a successful poultry farm.
Sharing her story on Twitter, Nyifamu said she started poultry farming in a spare room her dad allowed her and her brother to use.
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