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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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UK: Fundraising appeal for Zambian nurse who died after ‘brief but intense’ battle with brain tumour

By Diaspora Insurance News A GoFundMe appeal has been lunched for a Zambian nurse who succumbed to a brain tumour in Manchester earlier this month. Janet Chimbanga Chileshe, who died on the first of April, had relocated to the United Kingdom in 2004. “Her battle with High grade Glioma was brief but intense, leaving us to cherish her memory even more,” reads an only tribute. The funding appeal seeks to raise £10,000 and, as of Monday, contributions had reached just over £4,200. “As a lot of the Zambian diaspora community in the UK may know we lost our mother, Janet… 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 Zambian nurse who died in Oxford

Diaspora Insurance News AN appeal has been launched to raise £12,000 for a Zambian nurse who died in the United Kingdom last Wednesday. Marlene Masona died at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and family and friends are looking to raise £12,000 to help with funeral and repatriation costs. “We would really appreciate your support and assistance with raising funds for our dearest friend, mother, sister and colleague,” reads the GoFundMe appeal. “Marlene is survived by a daughter. She worked as a nurse and her passion for caring and supporting others touched many lives. “Her wish was to be laid… Read More
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In Pictures: When Diaspora Insurance went to the Zambia Overseas Christian Fellowship Service in Enfield, London.

Diaspora Insurance, a global insurance company that provides bespoke insurance products to Africans in the diaspora. The flagship product is the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan which pays cash within 24 hours of submitting the required documents. It is a no-medicals policy that pays out in a currency of choice wherever you are. 13 African nationals are elligible for the cover and Zambia is among the 13 nationalities which are Botswana, Ethiopia, Eswathini, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi,  Mozambique Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe. On 20 May 2023, Diaspora was meeting and mingling with the Zambia community at the Zambia Overseas Christian… 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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Part 4: Funeral Insurance Debate: Measures clients can take to mitigate risk of policy lapse due to non-payment of premiums

In my Part 3 blog: Traditional Funeral Insurance – A Mass Market Product That The Masses Do Not Understand, I focused on wide misconceptions by mass consumers on how insurance works with the view of helping an average policyholder manage their policy better for continuity of cover. In Part 1 blog; Funeral Insurance Debate: Why Cash-Based Funeral Plans Are The Future, I weighed in on the new future where all funeral policies should be cash-denominated for reasons of sustained value for money and treating customers fairly. I had also, previously in Part 2 blog: Traditional Funeral Insurance – A Focus… Read More
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How to manage the impact of dying in the diaspora

For those who die in a foreign country, the cost of dying can be overwhelming. There are a variety of expenses associated with death, including funeral costs, repatriation costs, and more. In addition to these direct costs, you may also have to deal with legal and administrative costs. It is therefore important for individuals traveling abroad to plan ahead and take steps to protect their loved ones in the event of their death abroad. By understanding the potential costs involved, having a will in place, and ensuring family members have access to the necessary documents upon death, individuals can try… Read More
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