Cape Town – Khayelitsha’s spinach queen Ncumisa Mkabile is appealing to the public to help raise funds to restore her greenhouse after it was vandalized on Monday evening by a group of unknown criminals.
After his inspiring success with his spinach farm last year, Mkabile had ventured into growing green peppers. The peppers were in the greenhouse which was unfortunately the target of a group of unscrupulous vandals.
“When we got to work Tuesday morning, we had a devastating sight. Our greenhouse had been demolished and vandalized during the evening, so silently that even our colleague who lives on the farm had heard nothing.
“I recently did everything to build this greenhouse, my savings, my time and my efforts. I had just invested in the net and infrastructure, thinking it would last at least a while and now it’s gone. It is a very painful and disheartening experience.
“I can’t stop thinking about what could have happened. Why would someone do this to someone’s job, and it’s not just about me. Everyone who works on the farm, the peppers that were in the greenhouse, whatever will be affected because of that, ”she says.
To restore and replace the greenhouse items that have been vandalized, Mkabile has been listed over R30,000. She doesn’t have that money because she’s just a young entrepreneur. She looks to her community to ask for help raising funds to restore her farm to its former glory.
“At the moment, I don’t have the money to restore the greenhouse, I don’t want to give up my dream or my community and the people who support me.
“This is why I am begging people, whether in my community, the surrounding area and / or organizations and institutions, to kindly help me. The damage to the greenhouse can be reversed, but I need help. I can’t raise the funds on my own, so I am begging my community and those who can help me to contact me and help me, ”Mkabile said.
To find out how you can help Ncumisa Mkabile, please visit: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/ncumisa-mkabile