- 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.
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"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.
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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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