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Navigating Grief: Dos and Don’ts for Supporting a Mourning Loved One

Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience, and knowing how to support someone who is grieving can be challenging. During times of loss, the words we choose to express our sympathy and comfort can make a significant difference in the grieving process. In this article, we’ll explore what to say (and what not to say) to someone who is mourning the loss of a loved one, while also highlighting the importance of being prepared with solutions like the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan, a funeral insurance policy that provides financial assistance during times of bereavement. What to Say: “I’m… Read More
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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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Diaspora Insurance Engages with Kenyan Ambassador in Germany

By Diaspora Insurance News The Kenyan diaspora in Germany received a positive boost with a recent meeting between H.E. Stella Makoya Orina, the newly appointed Kenyan Ambassador, and representatives from Diaspora Insurance. This fruitful discussion focused on two critical areas: understanding the insurance needs of Kenyans abroad and fostering cultural connections within Germany. Diaspora Insurance was represented by executive director, Dr Sibert Mandega, who was accompanied by Joy Zenz African Women of Europe founder Joy Zenz. The Ambassador expressed her concern about the financial strain families face when dealing with bereavement. Often, Kenyans in the diaspora rely on embassies for… Read More
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Collaborating with Positive Circles on Financial Inclusion in Kenya

By Diaspora Insurance News DIASPORA Insurance was one of the partners for the ‘Let’s Talk Money: Igniting women in Business’ workshop which was held recently in Nairobi, Kenya to mark International Women’s Day. The workshop, held at the Art Café in Nairobi, was organised by the group Positive Circles – “a dynamic network driven by women, for women whose mission is to empower women with spaces to learn, connect and impact”. Reflecting on her address at the event, Positive Circles co-founder Dorris Temko Kirui said, “(my speech) stemmed from a ground-breaking Oxfam report released in 2022, which analysed the gender… Read More
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Innovative Group Funeral Insurance Launched by Diaspora Insurance

By Diaspora Insurance News GLOBAL insurance and risk management company, Diaspora Insurance, has launched new products as the UK-based firm pursues relentless innovation to meet the evolving needs of its worldwide clientele. The company’s ground-breaking and widely popular Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan changed the narrative of the traditional coffin-and-bus approach to funeral insurance to hard currency and cash-based financial intervention which is better suited to meet the needs of transnational diaspora communities. And this Thursday, Diaspora Insurance CEO and Founder, Mr Jeff Madzingo announced the launch of new group funeral insurance products under Group Funeral Cash Plan. The thrust of… Read More
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Funding Appeal Launched for Kenyan Asylum Seeker Who Died Waiting for Shelter in Canada

By Diaspora Insurance News and Canadian media CANADA: A Kenyan asylum seeker died over the weekend after she waited hours in the cold to get into a shelter. A GoFundMe appeal has since been launched to raise C$40,000 to cover funeral and repatriation costs. “As we wipe the free flowing tears, we have bills totalling to $40,000. We humbly appeal to your generosity and compassion to donate to our GoFundMe campaign,” wrote Richard Wanjue who is organising this fundraiser. Meanwhile, at a press conference Friday, advocates from the African Canadian community identified the woman as Delphina Ngigi who was a… Read More
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Marathon World Record-Holder Kelvin Kiptum Receives State Funeral

By Associated Press NAIROBI: Kenya’s world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum was given a state funeral Friday following his death in a car crash earlier this month, as many Kenyans urged the government to do more to protect the country’s famous athletes. Hundreds of dignitaries — from Kenyan President William Ruto to Sebastian Coe, head of World Athletics — joined family, friends and fans of Kiptum in paying their last respects as he was interred in Naiberi, about 6 kilometers (4 miles) from his hometown of Chepkorio in western Kenya. The 24-year-old runner and his Rwandan coach, Gervais Hakizimana, were… Read More
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Kenya Mourns the Loss of World Record-Holder in Tragic Car Crash

By Associated Press NAIROBI: Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum, who was set to be a superstar of long-distance running and was a top contender for gold at the Olympics in Paris this year, was killed along with his coach in a car crash in Kenya. Their vehicle was the only one involved in the crash late Sunday and Kiptum was driving when it veered off a road and into a ditch before hitting a tree, police said. Kenya’s Kiptum was 24 and one of the most exciting prospects to emerge in road running in years, having broken the world record… Read More
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Repatriation Funds of Kenyan Driver Found Dead in His Truck in the US

By The Kenyan Diaspora UNITED STATES: A Kenyan family has called on well-wishers to help raise funds to repatriate the body of their loved one who died in Dallas. Ian Wachira, a truck driver, was found dead in his truck in Dallas, Texas, on January 2. “We are calling on friends and well-wishers for prayers and to support repatriating Ian’s body back to Kenya, Nyeri in Mathira,” the appeal reads in part. Dallas fundraising committee chairman Wilfred Tinega said that they would fly the late Wachira to Kenya once they raised enough funds. “So far, so good, but I can’t… Read More
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