- Briefly.co.za shared the heart-warming story of a group of women who started a stokvel to buy a home for each of them
- The reaction from the public shows that South Africans have been blown away by the initiative
- Many praised the group but some questioned their income and shared concerns
Briefly.co.za recently shared the inspirational story of the Masakhe Ladies, who started a stokvel with the aim of buying each of the women a home.
The news has made a huge impact and we’ve decided to share some of the feedback from the general public here.
The post went viral and attracted more than 1000 likes via Facebook.
Briefly.co.za noted that the vast majority of social media users were mightily impressed with the 12 women.
Lungile Ngcobo said, “People will always make excuses nje for waiting for handouts. Well done women, that's the way to go!”
Patricia Temba added, “Women empowering each other big up ladies.”
Marcia Maguba commented, “Wow this is great and inspiring❤ I asked my friends to once do this but they had trust issues.”
However, some people expressed their concerns over the project’s longevity.
Variance Dale said, “One of them will disappear wth the money.”
Samukelo Bryan asked, “So someone hv to wait for 12 yrz before having a nice home or I am getting it twisted?”
Nadia Bloy said, “With the cost of living today... Not been negative at all but they must be working for government or in construction to save so much a month for stockveld... And women that go every day to call centres, factory work, cleaners, and domestic workers will never be able to join in such a stockveld. This group of ladies is for the elite...all the best ladies unfortunately others only afford what they can save a month... Sad reality... With everything increasing in this country I'm surprised that people can still manage to save over 500 a month in the average class.”
The vast majority were still supportive of the idea and even requested more details on how to join the stokvel.
Sandile Hadebe KaScubu said, “This is what Africanism is all about.”
Desere Oliphant added, “Awesome they don't pity themselves and if you work hard for something you appreciate it more I salute you ladies soon you'll enjoy your hard work even if you wait for few years its everything for the best.”
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