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How to offer support to someone grieving the loss of a loved one: Dos and Don’ts

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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Preserving dignity: The case of crowdfunding in African communities

In the aftermath of loss, when grief weighs heavy and hearts ache with the absence of loved ones, the last thing anyone should be burdened with is the financial strain of arranging a farewell. Yet, in a world where uncertainty looms and life’s certainties include death’s inevitability, too many find themselves turning to platforms like GoFundMe in desperate pleas for assistance. But herein lies a poignant truth: there is no dignity in scrambling for funeral funds when viable alternatives like the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan exist. The Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan stands as a beacon of reassurance in the face… Read More
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How to start the conversation about your 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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GoFundMe appeal for Namibia soccer player stabbed to death in Canada

By Diaspora Insurance News A GOFUNDME appeal has been launched to help with funeral and repatriation costs for a Namibian football player who was stabbed to death in Canada. Tjijandjeua Gift Tjaveondja, 30, succumbed to injuries sustained during a fight Sunday morning in Edmonton. Police responded to reports of a stabbing near around 12:15 a.m. and found Tjaveondja with critical injuries. He died a short time later in hospital. An autopsy confirmed the 30-year-old, who played for the Namibia team in Edmonton, died from a stab wound to the chest. A GoFundMe appeal has since been launched to help with… Read More
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Appeals seek $35,000 for Namibians who succumbed to cancer in Canada

By Diaspora Insurance News APPEALS have been launched to help raise some $35,000 (about £20,000) to repatriate the bodies of two Namibians who succumbed to cancer in Canada earlier this month. Cynthia Kaepimbua Tjituka “bravely battled” gallbladder cancer after she was diagnosed nine months ago before passing on at Brampton Civic Centre Hospital in Ontario on the 2nd of March. “Cynthia was a devoted Christian, sister and hardworking mother of 4 children aged 20,17, 9 and 7,” wrote Vezemba Kauari who organised the GoFundMe appeal. “She truly loved and cared for her children’s (and) was in the process of bringing… Read More
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Diaspora Insurance launches innovative group funeral 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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GoFundMe appeal for Namibian man who died in the United States

Diaspora Insurance News THE family of a man who died in the United States has launched a GoFundMe appeal to help raise money for the repatriation of his body to his native Namibia for burial. The appeal seeks to raise about US$15,000. Below is the message accompanying the appeal which was organised by Edwin Kaambo; “It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of dear Uncle Oscar Crosby Ravangua Kandjavera, a long-time resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Uncle Crosby passed away on December 30, 2023 after a long illness. During this difficult time for the Kandjavera family,… Read More
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UK: Repatriation funds appeal for 22-year-old woman stabbed to death in Hull

By Diaspora Insurance News UK: AN APPEAL has been lunched to help raise funds for the repatriation of a Namibian woman who died aged 22 last month after being stabbed in Hull. The GoFundMe appeal seeks to raise £15,000 for the repatriation of Claudia Sheya Kambanza’s body with just over £1,700 having been raised as of Friday. Kambanza is survived by three siblings and her parents who said their hearts had been torn apart by the tragedy. “Her sudden death has torn her parents’ hearts apart but we are also confronted with the financial burden of bringing our sister home… Read More
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Namibia’s President Hage Geingob, 82, dies after cancer diagnosis

By Reuters Namibia’s President Hage Geingob, 82, died in hospital early on Sunday, the presidency said, weeks after he was diagnosed with cancer. Geingob had been in charge of the thinly populated and mostly arid southern African country since 2015, the year he announced he had survived prostate cancer. Vice President Nangolo Mbumba takes the helm in Namibia – a mining hotspot with significant deposits of diamonds and the electric car battery ingredient lithium – until presidential and parliamentary elections at the end of the year. A presidency post on social media platform X did not give a cause of… Read More
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How to get hired at Diaspora Insurance. Job opportunities you need to know

Diaspora Insurance is a global company that provides insurance products targeted at diasporas worldwide. Some of the key products are the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan, the Group Funeral Cash Plan and the Diaspora Life Cover. This broad range of products and services creates opportunities for potential candidates living in the diaspora. However, before we discuss the various roles available at Diaspora Insurance, there is a need to take a glance at the values at the core of the company.   What are the values of Diaspora Insurance? Our company values serve as a compass to our team members, showing them… Read More
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