Being a man comes with many responsibilities.
This is what the members of Rainbow Social Club, in Kanana township, Hammanskraal, not only understand, but regard as the main reason why they provide for their families and play a meaningful role in their communities.
Mosiuwa Phiri, Rainbow’s public relations officer, said the members have already identified areas in their homes and in the community that need their attention.
A few years ago, Rainbow donated food and an undisclosed amount of cash to Tswaraganang Orphanage in Temba, but did not shun their responsibilities at their own respective families.
Phiri told SunStokvel: “I am not just a father to my own kids, but I also play my part as a member of the larger society.
“We have come a long way since we started in 1997. Originally, our aim was to make sure, as heads of our households, that we provide what is necessary to our families. But with time we realised that helping our own families alone wouldn’t help much so we also decided to help the community’s needy.”
Two years ago they helped the orphanage but aim to keep helping for many years to come.
The 28 members meet once a month at a different place where each contributes R120.
“While most clubs save money only to share it at the end of every year, we decided to invest some of our cash by buying shares at institutions such as Prime Media, Sasol Khanyile and MTN.
“We also have year-end functions where we all come together to enjoy some of our savings with a party.”