Celebrating Women’s Month: Honouring Tembakazi Peter, a beacon of inspiration!
Meet Tembakazi Peter, an extraordinary community leader and the visionary founder of Farmers Network in Kwa-Bhaca Mount Frere, South Africa. 🌱🌍 This dynamic cooperative is a lifeline for small-scale farmers, dedicated to fortifying resilience and tackling the pressing food security challenges within South Africa.
Tembakazi’s unwavering belief is that agricultural activities hold the key to dismantling the barriers of poverty, malnutrition, unemployment, and inadequate economic opportunities. 💪🍅🌽 Her passion radiates through every aspect of her work.
At the heart of her organisation lies an unshakable commitment to community building and women’s empowerment. With an impressive database boasting over 2000 small-scale farmers, a remarkable 75% of whom are resilient and tenacious women, Tembakazi is driving transformative change in the agricultural landscape. 🌻👩🌾
Through her dedication, countless small-scale farmers have transformed into suppliers for renowned markets like Spar, Boxer, and Bargain, providing the freshest vegetables and fruits. 🛒🥦🍊 Yet, the journey is far from over, as many small-scale farmers still face daunting challenges accessing markets, hindering their potential for large-scale production.
In a powerful partnership with Oxfam South Africa, Farmers Network South Africa has become a beacon of hope. Together, they provide vital support to small-scale farmers, offering essential inputs, cutting-edge equipment, invaluable training, and skill development opportunities. 🤝🚜📚
This Women’s Month, we salute Tembakazi Peter for her tireless dedication and visionary leadership. Let’s join hands in celebrating her incredible journey of empowerment, resilience, and unwavering commitment to creating a brighter, more nourished future for all.
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