They started the co-operative in 2005, planting spinach, potatoes, cabbage and maize.
There are four members: Dafeti, Yandisa Dafeti, Aphiwe Tshangela and Owethu Bidla.
“The reason for starting the project is poverty alleviation and job creation. We have 15 youths who are permanent,” she said.
Community member Nosisa Qashani described the couple as “godsent”.
“Zibele and his wife are our rescuers. Even if you had a problem and you could not afford to pay for a tractor at that particular moment, Zibele and his wife would assist you with their tractor.
“During the June and December holidays, they would take our children to work on their projects.
“They went out of their way to ensure no-one went to bed on an empty stomach.”
Another community member, Nosizile Qashani, said their children were no longer living on street corners because of this initiative.
“Whenever there was something to be done, Zibele and his wife would be the ones to fork out money.
“We feared when he was no more the project would collapse, but now we are happy his wife is committed to continue assisting,” Qashani said.