April 25, 2015

I recently spent time at Maqhingeni in Ward 18 (one of Buyelwa Genge’s sites) and was amazed by just how many female farmers there were. This has been our first experience of working with a female VLP and she continues to surprise me. I find her to be efficient, organised and adored by her female clients. I was nevertheless a little concerned by how dominant these women were in relation to the numbers of male farmers.  There was a striking difference in that the site seemed to be a joyous gathering with dancing, singing and good spirits.


A group of women farmers with Mama Genge on the far left seated.