Mapaseka grew up in a village next to Ha Senekane. After finishing school she continued her studies and received a diploma in computer studies. Focused on finding a job, Mapaseka also took driving lessons and received her driver's licence.
Despite her qualifications and strong hopes of finding a job, Mapaseka was unsuccessful. Eventually she returned to live in her childhood village and care for her ageing mother.
At the time, the Senekane Agricultural Association was advertising for paid staff to help manage the egg production business. Mapaseka remembers walking home past the group’s advertisement. "When I see the poster. I make an application to Poso the manager, he admit me, so I'm happy for that."