Developing a strong reputation
The Limamarela Vegetable Group is developing a strong reputation in the local community as a reliable source of fresh, affordable vegetables.
Matholang Mariam lives next door to her elderly aunt Mats’oarelo Chaka in Boiketsiso village. Most days the pair make their way down to the Limamarela Vegetable Group to buy spinach or cabbage for their meals.
“We buy the vegetables from Ntate Teboho and Ntate Lehlohonolo because it is cheap, and because the vegetables are fresh. Also we save money a lot because his farm is such a short distance from us.” – Matholang Mariam, Boiketsiso village
Limamarela Vegetable Group is also becoming a regular casual employer in the community. Over the past season the group has hired 18 people from the community as day labourers.
Knowing that they’re contributing economically to their own community where unemployment is high fills the group with pride.