My name is Ivy Mpenyane, from Mandhlakazi village. I graduated from the Fit For Life Fit For Work programme in 2010.

After graduation, I attended  Tompie Seleka  Agricultural College. It was a blessing  because I was one of 15 selected to start the farm at Mswazi  Dam in 2011 as a learner.  While working  at Mswazi Dam Food Security I got an opportunity to further my studies with Madzivhandhila Agricultural College to do plant production.

I was then given the chance to set up the Centre garden and to establish home food gardens for vulnerable women-headed households.

Currently I am supporting 400 families. Today I have agricultural knowledge and skills and work that pays me a salary and helps my community.


F4LF4W graduate, 2010