The emotional and economic effects of widowhood throughout the world are undeniable. This is much so in Africa where men are predominantly breadwinners and when they die, leave a legacy of poverty for families. Widows have an additional burden of emotional turmoil going through grieving whilst upholding tough cultural expectations.
It’s not uncommon for widows to be accused of their husbands’ death. This is usually perpetrated by the husband’s family who would normally exclude the widow from inheriting the husband’s estate resulting in economic deprivation and poverty.
The economic deprivation is usually also accompanied by the emotional burden of mourning… Read More
team4dfiRemembering International Widows’ Day – Diaspora donates and says “You are never alone”
IT IS Fathers’ Day this Sunday, 20 June. Fatherhood is not only a blessing and a full-time assignment that transcends time but an eternal calling.
Are the diaspora fathers living up to the challenge or are they caught in a conundrum of socio-dynamics eroding the ‘head of the house’ power-base?
Is traditional fatherhood under siege and being debased by a silent socio-phenomenon?
The diaspora fatherhood challenges are immense and to unpack the evolving challenges, a panel of experts will on Saturday 19 June at 7 pm UK time tackle the issues head-on as a part of celebrating Fathers’ Day.
Hosted… Read More
team4dfiHow fathers of African origin are coping in the Diaspora – Unpacking the challenges
“No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say good bye
You were gone before we knew it
God knows why.”
This was part of the GoFundMe campaign for Eric Gumbo, a Zimbabwean father who passed away in the USA. Funds are being raised to help meet the burial and funeral expenses for Mr Gumbo.
The appeal went on to read,
“Eric was a gentle, brilliant, and charismatic soul who would always stick to his word. Everyone could depend on him, and above all he was the most caring person one could ever hope to meet. His laughter could light… Read More
team4dfiGo FundMe for USA based Zimbabwean Mr Eric Gumbo
Godfrey Muzhuzha who was based in the UK knifed his ex-wife in front of their then 11 and 7-year-old daughters in 2005. He has been serving a jail sentence and was due to be released in two weeks’ time.
His family is appealing for funds to repatriate his remains to Zimbabwe, According to the Go Fund Me appeal, Godfrey ‘suddenly’ passed away.… Read More
team4dfiZimbabwean man who killed wife dies in prison 2 weeks before release
There are additional covers that can be added to Life Cover and these enhance the overall protection because Life Cover on its own does not cover eventualities like incapacity due to injury or illness or loss of income due to redundancy. So, one can take other cover over and above the life cover:
Every Diasporan originally from any of the following countries (by birth, by descent, by naturisation, by marriage, by registration) qualifies to be covered and you can cover yourself in the diaspora and your loved ones back home or anywhere in the world:
More and more countries will be added as we go along.
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