Agent of Change, Sheila Baloyi
Sheila lives in the humble community of Hammanskraal, where unemployment is high and many people live in poor conditions. When we met her in 2021, we realised that Sheila is a hard worker. And she is passionate about making a difference for people in her community. A real AGENT OF CHANGE. This is the kind of person that we, at Siyabonga Africa, want to work with. People who do not just want a hand out, but a hand up ... so that they can be independent and become postive contributors in their communities.
Over the past 8 months, Siyabonga Africa has worked alongside Sheila to build her dream. It has by no means been an easy road. Sheila has made many sacrifices along the way. But, today, she is the owner and founder of Tirhani Fresh Produce, a social enterprise that is bringing food, skills and jobs to Hammanskraal.
She runs a bakery and a community food garden, where she trains people to grow their own food at home. In this way, Sheila is dealing with the issues of food insecurity and unemployment, head-on. And, the majority of people who benefit from Sheila’s work, are WOMEN!
Sheila has adopted Siyabonga Africa’s vision – to see people throughout South Africa FREE FROM POVERTY. We applaud her for the difference that she is making.