- A young unemployed South African woman has shared how starting to plant potatoes after she lost her job gave her a purpose
- According to her heartwarming Facebook post, she was sacked due to COVID-19 and had to move back to her parents home
- The lady's 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 on Facebook's ImStaying, she lost her job due to COVID-19.
She proudly wrote:
"#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."
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 cant keep my herbs alive let alone this. Well done."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Eke William Chibuzor, a Nigerian graduate, took to farming and succeeded greatly at it.
The native of Umuike Eziala, Umuohiagu/Ngor Okpala in Imo state recently took to social media to showcase his large cucumber plantation.
He recounted how he was discouraged by friends and some family members when he initially nursed the idea of venturing into farming as a graduate, but today they are marvelled by his eventual success in it.
Chibuzor said he was sceptical at first when a friend advised him to consider going into cucumber farming.
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