- A group of 12 women have formed a unique stokvel with the aim of buying homes for each other
- The group is called the Masakhe Ladies and they hail from Cape Town
- Each woman contributes R2450 per month to the cause
Many South Africans often vent their frustration at government for the lack of housing.
A group of 12 determined women from Cape Town have opted not to wait for RDP or free housing, but have taken the bull by the horns.
The group is known as the Masakhe Ladies and they’ve initiated a unique stokvel with the objective of buying them each a home.
The brilliant idea came to life in January with each member contributing R2450 per month.
The ladies decide amongst each other who the money will be spent on every month.
Having met through a food stokvel, the women decided to take things to the next level as none of them own property.
Ground Up reported the group to be made up of Dorah Mkenku, Nolthando Mrwebi, Magotso Malgas, Hazel Ndzawuse, Andiswa Fana, Asiphe George, Caroline Moto, Ntosh Plati and Lizzy Scwebu.
Ntombekhaya Plati said, “We can’t keep on having stokvel for food when we know that the most important thing is the roof over our heads.”
The women get quotes and purchase the material at a hardware store. Alternatively, they save the money to buy a plot or house.
An interesting fact is that the ladies all wear overalls to their monthly meetings.
Briefly.co.za gathered that social media users were mightily impressed by the forward-thinking women.
Joscelyn Beukes said, “NICE, thank you sisters, we Honor Respect and Salute your humble hearts.”
Sizwe Mbathayi commented, “Good intention but with one rotten apple this thing can lead to court cases.”
Gregoire Eric Snyman added: “Eish! Ladies, you rock! Now let’s see if your men can pull those fingers out of their bums and start to do the same!”
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