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Nearly all Batswana have embraced cooperative savings as investment schemes, especially low-income earners and women. This has become the lifeblood of many so much that it has transformed into more of a lifestyle and less of a practice. Around this time of the year, every year, stacks of cash, foodstuffs, kitchenware and other items are being distributed among members, as ‘dividends’. Mmegi staffers, BABOKI KAYAWE, MPHO MOKWAPE and correspondent NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE take a deeper look into motshelo

Cooperative savings societies are critical for many Batswana having been in existence since time immemorial. Thousands of families have made ends meet through these simple financial models. Some single-mother households have raised children through metshelo, while for others they are a source of above market returns and informal sector wealth creation. Metshelo come in all shapes and types.


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Women unite for progress

It underscores the indispensable role women play in our society, particularly in building strong households and nurturing families. The recognition of women as the bedrock of our communities is not just a sentiment; it's a call to action for all women to stand together and support each other in their endeavours.The society's aim to instil essential principles and knowledge for national development is crucial. By providing a platform for...

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