Lockdown Garden
Photo Credit: Made for More

Nomavuso Shozi was taught to farm during the lockdown, and now, the single mother with a disability can support herself and her child.


Durban, South Africa (02 September 2021) – ‘Made for More’ is a Non-Profit Company and a Public Benefit Organisation that aims to include, empower and equip people with disabilities through sport and mental health programmes.

During the height of the lockdown, ‘Made for More’ was one of the many organisations that supported people with food parcels. Wanting to ensure the food parcels were a hand up and not a handout, they included educational booklets to teach the recipients how to grow their own food.

Nomavuso Shozi was one of those recipients. She lives with a disability, but it hasn’t held her back from growing successful crops. She has developed a love of farming.

“My name is Nomavuso Shozi, Sanele Shozi’s mom who lives with a disability. I’d like to thank Made for More for being part of our lives by giving us food parcels and sharing information and knowledge through booklets. I have learnt so much from them.

Made for More being in our lives has played a big role. They didn’t stop at giving us food parcels and booklets but they have taught us how to grow our own food, which is something I had never imagined would change our lives.

I have learnt a lot on farming but also the amount of wealth found on the land. Over the past few months having learnt, I have not run out of food, I just go down to my garden and get something to eat and also sell so I can put bread on the table.

I can never thank Made for More enough, if it wasn’t for them, my life wouldn’t be where it is and I wouldn’t have all that I have now.

I only started farming in February but it’s like I have been doing it for years. My dream is to be an independent entrepreneur, not only selling my crops to households but to supermarkets as well. I want to leave an inheritance for my children so that they will not go hungry again even after I have passed on”

Made for More continues to support people with disabilities. Should you wish to support their efforts, you can find more information here.

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