Zodwa Rejoyce Khuzwayo changed her life with a R350 Food Voucher
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making change.
Zodwa ran a small creche and made just enough money to pay the bills. Until lockdown forced her to close and lost her monthly income. With no money coming in, caring for her family of four was almost impossible.
Through a community referral, Zodwa applied for an emergency food voucher from Siyabonga Africa. After completing the application procedure, she was accepted into the programme and linked to a food gardening skills course. She used her small food voucher to buy not only groceries, but vegetable seeds as well.
“Planting my own vegetables in a rural community has helped me to earn money,” she says. She is now a community food garden trainer, and sells vegetables to her neighbours from her home gardens. Being able to buy a cabbage for R20 and a bunch of spinach for R10 helps them too. Zodwa has even started selling popcorn, adding different flavours to cater for adults, and the response has been amazing.
Zodwa's crech in now open again, but she continues to plant vegetables and sell popcorn to generate an additional income. This proves that a little effort goes a long way.
If you're amazed by what hardworking people like Zodwa can do with as little as R350, please use the form below to set another struggling South African on the road to independence and dignity.