Money for fees

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Sim­bongile Mz­imeli (62) got in­volved in the project af­ter hear­ing that his five hectares of land, which he had not been farm­ing, could be turned into a form of in­come for his fam­ily.

“When this project started, I had two plots that I was not us­ing. Now I am farm­ing five hectares and learn­ing about new ways to do things,” he says.

The in­come he gen­er­ates has al­lowed him to send two of his chil­dren to Wal­ter Sisulu Univer­sity’s But­ter­worth cam­pus, where they are study­ing en­gi­neer­ing and chem­istry, a dream he couldn’t imag­ine be­fore.

“The money I am earn­ing here helps me a lot. Right now it is fund­ing my chil­dren at univer­sity. I would love to con­tinue with this.

“In the be­gin­ning, half of the peo­ple were not will­ing to sign up for the project. They didn’t have trust. Now they see what a suc­cess it is, they want to join. We own this project and profit from it.”

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