STOKVEL

Mem­bers of Mod­ern Makoti Polok­wane Club share how they sup­port each other

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Vin­cent Phahlane

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE GROUP?

We started the stokvel to em­power, sup­port and guide each other through the chal­lenges we face as women. We sup­port each other no mat­ter the cir­cum­stances. The aim of the stokvel is also to im­prove our fi­nances, which we have suc­cess­fully done.

HOW DO YOU OP­ER­ATE?

We have a What­sApp group where we chat daily about the things we come across. We share ideas, buy from those who own busi­nesses in the stokvel, cel­e­brate each other’s birthdays and at­tend any event a mem­ber in­vites us to. We also em­power those who want to start busi­nesses.

WHAT HAVE YOU ACHIEVED?

We have come a long way. There were more mem­bers in the be­gin­ning, but some left. We are proud that some have re­mained. We have man­aged to con­tinue growing the stokvel and still have big­ger plans. We have man­aged to buy ca­ter­ing equip­ment and uni­forms.

WHAT ARE YOUR FU­TURE PLANS?

We want to con­tinue help­ing lo­cal small busi­nesses to grow. We want to in­vest in the stokvel and make it in­for­ma­tive. We also want it to gen­er­ate money. We are plan­ning to give op­por­tu­ni­ties oth­ers peo­ple, em­power them and cre­ate job op­por­tu­ni­ties in the com­mu­nity.

NAME: Mod­ern Makoti Polok­wane Club MEM­BERS: 50 CON­TRI­BU­TION: R100 LO­CA­TION: Polok­wane FORMED: 2010 MEET­INGS: Once a month

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