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Zimbabwean-Born Entrepreneur’s Inspiring Journey in the UK

Diaspora Insurance CEO, Jeff Madzingo’s success story is one that evokes determination and focus; showing that with the right mindset, success is achievable. Madzingo was born and bred in Gutu rural located in Masvingo province, Zimbabwe. After completing his studies, he worked as a banker before moving to the UK for a post graduate programme on a British Council scholarship.

Jeff Madzingo CEO Diaspora Insurance

Jeff Madzingo CEO Diaspora Insurance

After completing his post graduate studies he could not secure a job in the banking sector and found himself working as a security guard to make ends meet. Madzingo narrated his journey in a keynote speech at the recently held Zimbabwe Achievers Awards headline sponsored by Diaspora Insurance.  “I used my security guard time to study”, he said, holding  a  blue jacket emblazoned ‘The Watch Security’, his uniform over a decade ago. Eventually he got professional qualifications in mortgages and insurance and started a business which helped thousands of diasporans buy their first homes while others were able to establish property portfolios of their own.

Jeff Madzingo CEO of Diaspora Insurance

Jeff Madzingo CEO of Diaspora Insurance

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After the mortgage business, Madzingo founded an innovative insurance product, the bespoke Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan, which is and has remained the flagship product of Diaspora Insurance.

Diaspora Insurance specialises in the marketing and distribution of insurance products and risk management solutions which cater for African expatriates. Now a multi-million dollar business, the company has helped thousands of African diasporans give themselves and their loved ones a dignified send off. Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan covers Africans originating from 13 African nationalities, living and working in developed markets like the UK, EU, New Zealand, Australia and North America. Countries covered are Botswana, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe with plans underway to add more.

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Mr Madzingo supporting communities and at a sponsored event

Diaspora Insurance has other insurance and related products including life cover and will writing. The company has offices in the UK and South Africa, and a huge call centre in South Africa with dedicated personnel.

Jeff Madzingo CEO of Diaspora Insurance team building activities with South Africa team.

Jeff Madzingo CEO of Diaspora Insurance team building activities with South Africa team.

The company is very much in touch with diasporans from the various African nationalities covered by the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan providing sponsorship and support at various events from entertainment shows to coronations.
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Diaspora Insurance supporting a Ghana event in the UK

Diaspora Insurance was designed to fulfil the needs of the Africa diaspora community and their charity work spans across Africa with donations to orphanages, old people’s homes, widows and other marginalised communities. Diaspora Insurance also runs a public service initiative, sharing Go Fund Me appeals for repatriation, burial or any end-of-life expenses.

Some of the community initiatives by Diaspora Insurance

 

Diaspora Insurance Comes To The Aid Of Chiedza Children’s Home

 

Funeral of Pastor Misheck Chieza a prominent member of the Zimbabwean community in the UK . He was also a Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan Policyholder.

Jeff has personally attended hundreds of funerals in support of bereaved families

 

For those who want to know more about Diaspora Insurance, visit the website on www,diasporainsurance.com
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