SPAR empowers communities through responsible retailing
Leydah Sekgobela was taught the secrets of farming by her industrious mother when she was still very young. She says her mother was a fabulous woman – her hero – who impressed upon her to work diligently, and showed her how to nurture her crops. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Leydah flourished into a successful farmer in Limpopo’s Mopani district. Noticing her incredible potential, she was included in SPAR’s Rural Hub Project. Along with six other small-scale farmers in the area, Leydah received specialised training, growing plans, and mechanisation that enabled these farmers to take their businesses to the next level. Along with training, SPAR also provides a reliable market for their produce, which is first sold to a pack-house facility, and then on to local SPAR stores and other available outlets.