LET’S GET IN FORMATION: Helping Hands was formed by a few women who live in the informal settlements of Kliptown in Soweto. It now has 30 members. The members decided to form a burial society because they saw the conditions they were living in and how many members in that community could not afford to take out funeral policies.
The society also caters for those who are unemployed and rely on social grants and piece jobs for income. The members are between the ages of 28 and 30.