A survey done in 2003 by the Mussel Rehabilitation Project sampled 480 households out of a total of 982 households in Lower Nenga. The results showed that 186 (38.75%) were female headed households and 20 (4.17%) child headed households. 184 (38.33%) households had pension grants, 204 (42.5%) child grants, and 49 (10.21%) disability grants, whilst 172 (35.83%) of the households had migrant workers and 15 (3.12%) had somebody working locally.
Results from this survey also showed that over 50% of the households had a maximum of one source of income, this being a pension grant or equivalent (with 8% having no income at all and close to 20% a maximum of a child grant).
Excluded from the MRP SRPP business plan: Mthonjana: Emacelwini (23 households), Mgxojeni (78 households), Nzwini (42 households), Bhuba (44 households) and Gqwangushe (31 households)