"Many of us are elderly. We have to get up early in the morning to toil the land which leaves us tired and in pain, sometimes we don't even eat."
She said the idea of the cooperative came about because of the hardships of poverty but it only recently started to grow into a business. Many of the women worked odd jobs as domestic workers but could not find full time employment.
They grow organic vegetables such as cabbage, spring onions, carrots and herbs.
Lekau Nkoko, 48, one of the women, said: "We were fortunate that the municipality donated to us this land in Marlboro. Before we came here we were renting in Alexandra for R3420 a month which we sometimes did not have."
Their farm, however, has been targeted by thieves. "Our tools are not safe and our vegetables and water pipes have been stolen before," Nkoko said.
She urged South Africans to support local farmers.