It is important to note that the first half of the month of December is dedicated to stocking up and bulk buying. This dramatically changes the way in which people normally consume products and have an unintended effect on the way they approach January. Throughout the year many people plan their finances towards their December spending, and we see this in the way mammas in the Kasi are joining stokvels to help them during this month.
This stokvel helps black womxn during festive times as it, not only provides money, but it also secures discounts when buying in bulk. Womxn in the Kasi draw up their grocery list, compare them, and then buy their festive goods in bulk via the stokvel and split the goods. With this, we can see the need for people to stock up for the month ahead as well as the spirit of coming together to ensure that everyone has enough during the festive season.