Hospital View Men's stokvel has been helping these men care for their families for 31 years

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Hospital View Mens stokvel.
Hospital View Mens stokvel.
Hospital View Mens stokvel/ supplied

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

It was about 31 years ago when 10 gentlemen in Hospital View, Tembisa, noticed the amount of people passing away in their area and how difficult it was for those families to bury their loved ones. They also noticed that a lot of burial societies were led by women. Hospital View Men’s Club decided that they were going to be men who take care of their families and make a difference in the community.

Today the stokvel has a hundred members and only a few members stay outside the area. When some of their members passed away, the organisation decided to allow the widows to continue with contributions but not become fully fledged members nor do they attend monthly meetings. They, however, attend the general quarterly meetings.

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