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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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Diaspora Insurance named Zim Achievers Awards sponsor as Nutty O up for gong

By Diaspora Insurance News UNITED KINGDOM: Award winning dancehall star Nutty O’s star continues to rise as he is set to be honoured at the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (Z.A.A) United Kingdom Edition on Saturday in Birmingham. The music star is one of selected personalities to be honoured at the prestigious annual event, which also revealed financial and risk solutions company Diaspora Insurance as the sponsors of the honorary awards category. Commending nominees for the awards, Diaspora Insurance CEO Jeff MAdzingo said; “A heartfelt thank you to organizers of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards. “Diaspora Insurance is deeply honoured to be a… 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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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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UK: Man stabbed to death in Barnsley, GoFundMe appeal seeks £7,000 for repatriation

By Diaspora Insurance News UNITED KINGDOM: A GoFundMe appeal has been launched to help raise £7,000 for the repatriation of to Zimbabwe of a man who was fatally stabbed in Barnsley. South Yorkshire Police officers were called at 1.21am on Wednesday (February 21) to reports 26-year-old Lazarus Makono had been stabbed in a house in Cooperative Street.  Despite the best efforts of paramedics, Makono was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have now appealed for help so he can be repatriated for burial in Zimbabwe. “Lazarus was a vibrant soul, full of laughter and kindness. His life was cut… Read More
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GoFundMe appeal for mum of five who died in DRC

By Diaspora Insurance News A GoFundMe appeal has been launched to help raise funds for the repatriation of a Zimbabwean woman who died after a short illness in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “It is with a heavy and grieving heart that I come to you with a plea for support to repatriate the body of our beloved Colleta Ndoro née Mude who unexpectedly passed away in (the) DRC leaving our family in shock and grief. “(Colleta) leaves behind a husband with whom she was staying with in DRC and 5 children who currently reside in Zimbabwe,” wrote Grace… Read More
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Man found dead at his Coventry home; devastated family appeals for help with funeral and repatriation costs

By Diaspora Insurance News  A man who was reportedly battling depression was found dead at his Coventry home on Sunday, leaving family and friends devastated over his sudden passing. Friends have since launched a GoFundMe appeal to help raise £6,000 for the repatriation of Mbusi Mzwalili Ndlovu’s body to his native Zimbabwe. Authorities have yet to reveal the cause of death. According to reports, Ndlovu’s young son became concerned after failing to get a response when he phoned his father. The son contacted the police who visited Ndlovu’s home and had to break in to gain access as the door… Read More
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Care worker dies weeks after moving to UK; family pleads for financial support

By Diaspora Insurance News A ZIMBABWEAN family is pleading for assistance following the tragic death of nurse aide Micheal Mawema who died barely two months after relocating to the United Kingdom. Mawema’s death has left the Zimbabwean Community in UK reeling fro shock. His brother, Fungayi Ngonidzake Mbavarira initiated an online fundraising campaign on GoFundMe, pleading for assistance to cover his repatriation and funeral expenses. “I’ve set up this campaign for friends and family members to support the Mawema Family after their loss by opening up for support through contributions towards funeral expenses and this time for the family he… Read More
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Diaspora Insurance wins big at Diaspora Awards; vows greater excellence in 2024

By Diaspora Insurance News HARARE: Diaspora Insurance has promised greater commitment to its clients in 2024 after the company’s CEO Jeff Madzingo, scooped the award for best financial and insurance services in the diaspora. Held at Harare’s grand Meikles Hotel and organised by the Zimbabwe in Diaspora Organisation (ZIDO), the awards acknowledged outstanding contributions by the Zimbabwean diaspora community. And for Diaspora Insurance, the Harare gong was the second major award this year after it was also named company of the year at the African Women in Europe annual summit in Brussels, Belgium. Based in Birmingham, UK, Diaspora Insurance specialises… Read More
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