“I lived a life of working for other people, getting paid with food and second hand clothes. This would not give me any money for other responsibilities such as other groceries that needed to be bought and education. Remittances from my husband in South Africa would not be enough for the welfare of the family. I also had no time to spend with my children since I worked away from home all day.
Since I joined the BIZ marula project, cracking nuts and selling kernels, I no longer depend on my husband’s income. I can now buy food and clothes for the family and even pay school fees. I also spend most of my time with my children while cracking nuts under a tree.”