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Restoring Dignity: Crowdfunding in African Communities Reconsidered

In the aftermath of loss, when grief weighs heavily and hearts ache with the absence of loved ones, the financial strain of arranging a farewell shouldn’t compound the pain. Yet, amidst life’s uncertainties, many resort to platforms like GoFundMe for funeral funds. However, a poignant truth emerges: dignity shouldn’t be sacrificed in desperate pleas for assistance when viable alternatives like the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan offer a more dignified solution. The Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan stands as a beacon of reassurance in the face of life’s cruel inevitability. Offering up to £20,000 or $20,000 within 24 hours of a loved… Read More
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Initiating Discussions: How to Approach the Topic of Burial Wishes

Starting a conversation about your burial wishes can be challenging especially in African homes where it is considered taboo to talk about death. Talking about death is usually associated with fast-forwarding the death. However, it is important for your loved ones to understand your preferences. This is more so where there are likely to be diverse preferences among those who would make decisions about your burial. Questions like, would you want a burial or a cremation? Would you want to be buried abroad or in your country of birth? Issues of do you want an extravagant or a simple burial?… Read More
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Report Reveals Families Selling Personal Belongings to Cover Funeral Costs

By Diaspora Insurance News MORE families are experiencing financial challenges when paying for a funeral with some forced to sell personal belongings, leading to adverse impacts on mental and physical health. The latest Cost of Dying report by UK-based insurer, Sunlife, showed that some families are being forced to dig into their savings and investments, use credit cards or borrow from family and friends to pay for funerals. Some 18 percent of those interviewed for the report said they had to sell personal belongings while about 9 percent resorted to applying for a subsidy from government or local authority. Commenting… Read More
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