Cabbages at Ebenezer


Cabbage time again! Some of the cabbages have done well at Ebenezer while with others, the cabbage heads are not as big as they could have been and this is mainly due to water stress (although the rains now have been a welcome delight - not for those harvesting the wheat!) and lack of or inadequate fertilisation. Another cause could be pests and disease.
The onions seem to be coming along nicely.
By Molly Manhanga


Meet the 1st year Appy's - Lwazilwenkosi Dube

Lwazi Dube

I come from Mapisa. I live with my parents. I'm the first born child. I have 2 young brothers and 2 young sister. I am 17 years old. I attended Mangala Primary School before going to Zamanyoni Secondary School. I only went as far as form two because there was no money for school fees.

Life at Ebenezer:
I'm increasing my farming knowledge by being at Ebenezer. I like it but I haven't made any friends yet, just acquantainces. I like eating sadza and cabbage and I enjoy playing football.

What do you see yourself doing in 5 years time?
I see myself farming in Mapisa. I don't think I'll be married by then.

Let's hope Lwazi's 5 year plan works out as he acquires agricultural, business and spiritual knowledge at Ebenezer.

By Molly Manhanga


Meet the 1st year appy's - Forget Tshuma

Forget Tshuma

I live at St Joseph's in Kezi. I live there with my grandparents. My parents are in South Africa and have been there since 2007. I am 19 years old. I am an only child. I attended St Joseph's High School and finished my form 4. I found the 'O' level exams very difficult.

Life at Ebenezer:
Life at Ebenezer is okay. i'm looking after chickens and harvesting wheat. My favourite food is sadza and matemba (small dried fish). i enjoy playing volleyball and \i've made a good friend at Ebenezer.

What do you see yourself doing in 5 years time?
I'm planning on starting a farming business doing chickens and vegetables.

Let's hope Forget learns many new skills during his 2 year stay at Ebenezer. 

By Molly Manhanga


Meet the 1st year appy's - Perfect Moyo

Perfect Moyo

I come from Mablauwuni village and I live with my parents. I have an older sister and 4 younger brothers. I am 18 years old. I went to Nduna Primary School. I didn't go to High School because of the shortage of money.

Life at Ebenezer:
I am looking after chickens at the moment. I like Ebenezer. My favourite meal is rice and chicken and I enjoy playing soccer.

What do you see yourself doing in 5 years time?
I don't have a plan yet. I'm still thinking about it.

I really hope you enjoy your stay at Ebenezer and grow in many areas of your life.

Molly Manhanga

Mealie meal delivery at Ebenezer

The gentleman delivering 50kg bags of mealie meal at the Ebenezer kitchen did so with joy......

Molly Manhanga

Meet the 1st year Appy's - Nhlanhla Ndlovu

Nhlanhla Ndlovu

I am 19 years old. I come from Silozwe and I live with my grandmother. My mother lives in South Africa and my dad passed away. I attended Silozwe High School up to form 3. I didn't complete my schooling because there was no money for school fees. i have one younger brother.

Life at Ebenezer:
I've planted garlic in a 30m x 30m plot and onions in a 30m x 30m plot. They are growing really well. i enjoy Spiritual lessons with Stephen Manhanga and English with Mrs Nyamayaro. My favourite food is rice and chicken. I also enjoy playing soccer.

In 5 years time......
I see myself farming at my home in Silozwe. There is water at my home in Silozwe.

Thank you Nhlanhla. Enjoy your stay at Ebenezer....

By Molly Manhanga  


Update on Simangaliso Ndlovu

Simanga Ndlovu
It was really nice catching up with Simanga. This is what she is currently doing:

  1. Assisting Stephen Manhanga teach Spiritual lessons. Steve teaches in the mornings while Simanga teaches in the afternoons from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.
  2. She also looks after 10,000 chickens. She feels that looking after so many chickens has been difficult because of the early mornings and late evenings. Despite that they are hitting their targets i.e. the weights of the chickens are good.
  3. The 1st years that Simanga oversees are busy harvesting wheat at the moment.
  4. Simanga attends Crossroads Community Church and is involved with Kidz Alive. She finds it interesting and loves playing with the children.

By Molly Manhanga


Wheat being threshed at Ebenezer

Wheat looking good

Belt of brown wheat

Apprentices threshing the wheat. Hard work!

Bucket of wheat

By Molly Manhanga



....Update on Mkhululi & Caroline Ncube....

Mkhululi and Caroline are proud parents of baby Eveline nodumo Ncube who was born on Saturday 29th September 2012 at Gwanda Hospital.

Congratulations to the Ncube's.....