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Miriam Danai Nyazema £10k Appeal
Written by DFCP News   
Sunday, 02 August 2015 22:12

Miriam Danai Nyazema's family has launched a Go Fund Me appeal for £10, 000.

A family statement reads:

On Tuesday, 28th July 2015 Danai Miriam Nyazema, a 35 year old nurse and mother, was stabbed to death in Manchester UK. She leaves behind an 8 year old daughter. Her family have been left in a state of shock at the sudden events that stole our daughter from us.

My name is Rick Rufaro Matsokotere, Danai's cousin (sekuru) and representative of her family in Mabvuku. Danai was the breadwinner for her daughter, elderly parents and extended family. She was much loved in her community and by her work colleagues.

After police have done everthing they need to investigate her death, they will release her body to us and her parents have requested that we send her home to be buried among her people and for them to pay their last respects. This is the reason we are raising funds in this high profile case. We will also need to arrange for an immediately family member to visit the UK from Zimbabwe to put a close to all of Danai's affairs as the named next of kin.

We would like to thank the Manchester community and UK & US community as well as the Zimbabwean community in general for reacting with love, with sympathy and unparalleled support at Miriam's passing. All proceeds will be sent to the family in Zimbabwe.

Traditional Funeral Cover (Goods & Services Cover) Is It Worth It?  E-mail
Written by DFCP News   
Sunday, 06 September 2015 13:31
The question is whether traditional funeral cover (goods & services cover) is really worth it if you are a diasporan?

Firstly, let’s create scenarios that may happen now or in the future especially for Diasporas call them Global Villagers:
1. You relocate from one diaspora country to another, let's say from UK to Canada or say South Africa to Australia for example.
2. Fast forward time by say 20/30/40 years as an example. If you are blessed with longevity and still living in the diaspora would you still have same fixation about being repatriated back home when all your parents/siblings may be long gone?
3. God forbid, if you were to suffer an accident or natural catastrophe (flight/tsunami/earthquake) and your body is nowhere to be found. What purpose is the coffin or casket?
4. You travel on holiday to a faraway place and God forbid you suffer an accident or illness and die there.
5. What if you were to choose cremation in the diaspora ahead of repatriation/burial in future?

All the above scenarios would require a cash based funeral cover which offers total flexibility not the traditional goods and services funeral cover which is territorial. 
Traditional funeral cover which offer goods and services are designed for someone who is local, who dies locally and gets buried locally. By offering goods and services on claim traditional funeral insurance automatically becomes very territorial and the coverholder has to die where the goods/service provider is to benefit. If you are a Diasporan, how would your Nyaradzo, Doves or Moonlight etc policy serve in any of the above scenarios?
Consider scenario 1 above, if you were to relocate to a country where your goods/service provider is non-existent it completely invalidates your cover. Simply put your cover ceases because you have moved away from your goods and services. A lot of adult Zimbabweans in the diaspora today had traditional funeral covers with the likes of Doves  and never foresaw themselves relocating to some far away countries where their goods/service providers are non-existent. Solution – you need a global US$ funeral cover, a protection without borders.
Consider scenario 2 above, if you fast forward time it may well be the case that by then you would have lost your parents, siblings and all those who matter to you back ‘home’. That far in future its possible that as a grand or great-grand parent your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren etc are with you in the diaspora and back ‘home’ no one really cares about you. Why would you still want to be repatriated? Now imagine that a long time ago during your working life you took traditional funeral cover (goods/services cover) to be repatriated back ‘home’. It simply means you wasted money as the fixation to be repatriated would have dissipated. Solution – you need a funeral cover that is flexible and guarantees you a dignified send off with or without body repatriation.
Consider scenario 3 above – your dignified send-off may end up having to happen without the need for a physical coffin/casket but the ceremonial send-off would still require a lot of cash. If you are unfortunately caught up in this situation and you had taken a traditional goods and services cover it again means wasted money. A good funeral cover should give you maximum value irrespective.
Consider scenario 4 above, if you are unfortunate to be caught in such a mishap your family may end up having to beg for help especially if you don’t have travel insurance and you had taken a traditional funeral cover which is territorial. Solution, you need a funeral cover that knows no border and fully protects you wherever you may be in the world.
Consider scenario 5 above,  naturally your beliefs and perceptions may change over time. If you were to prefer cremation ahead or burial would your traditional Zim funeral cover help you especially if you were to choose to be cremated in the diaspora. Solution, you simply need to take a global cover that gives you maximum protection in whatever situation or circumstance.
Enter the bespoke DiasporaFuneralCashPlan.com, an innovative, US$ denominated and completely cash-based global cover, a protection without borders. With Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan body repatriation is not mandatory, which means the cash benefit can be used for whatever send-off anywhere in the world.
Why cash based? The simple answer is the CASH KNOWS NO BORDER which guarantees maximum peace of mind whatever the circumstance. So your cover for say US$10.000 remains the same irrespective of wherever you may be in the world. In any case all what is required in event of bereavement is cash and all services and goods can be bought at the time of need and from the best provider at the time.
Why US$ denominated? Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan is a global cover designed for a global villager, someone who could be anywhere in the world without compromising the validity of their cover. It therefore makes sense to be protected in the green basket of currencies, the US$. Being the most globalised currency it means your cover guarantees you peace of mind wherever you may be in the world. Also being the green basket of hard currencies, it means that your Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan remains very valuable and not prone to currency volatility.
The bespoke Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan is offered on guaranteed acceptance, no medicals at all basis and this guarantees immediate settlement of US$s benefit in the event of a claim. The guarantee is that within 24hrs of proof of death the US$s are paid in cash or remitted by telegraphic transfer into any bank account worldwide.
For a Diasporan nothing bits the bespoke Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan. Don’t wasn’t money paying for a funeral plan especially goods and services type that you may never benefit from in future.
The Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan cover offers maximum flexibility and no change in your circumstances in the future will result in the policy-holder losing out.
Chiedza Brown Memorial Fund
Written by DFCP News   
Thursday, 17 September 2015 10:34

A memorial fund has been set up for the late Chiedza Brown who committed suicide in Texas, USA.

The family said : “Chiedza Brown was a beautiful, brilliant , loving daughter, sister, cousin and friend. September 12, 2015 "Chi" had taken her life. Chi was the daughter of two extremly talented Zimbabwean musicians who had also tragically passed, Andy Brown and Chiwoniso Maraire.

Chi had touched the lives of everyone she had met. Friends had said she was always the one to help anybody in need, and never saw her without a smile on her face.

She was the positivity each and every one of her classmates looked forward to seeing each and every day. The entire family, and community surrounding Chi has had a prayer vigil, but the family is trying to raise money to have another event to bring the community and family again to honor her.

Please donate so the community and Family can have a service honoring the lost loved one. http://www.gofundme.com/smilelikechi

Norris Ncube - Go Fund Me Appeal  E-mail
Written by DFCP News   
Thursday, 08 October 2015 10:51

Norris Ncube US$50.000.00 Appeal please help:

FRIENDS and well-wishers have set up A GoFundMe page to make it easy for those who want to assist after Tuesday’s rush hour crash in the United States killed a Zimbabwean man and his niece, leaving four other children injured and hospitalised. NewZimbabwe.com reported.

Very sad and tragic, please help generously.

Thank you,

LaToya Chikakayi - Repatriation From Zim To US Funeral Appeal | Print |
Written by DFCP News   
Friday, 01 January 2016 20:00

The family of LaToya Chikakayi who died in a car accident in Zimbabwe on 27 Dec 15 have launched a Go Fund Me appeal to raise money to repatriate her body to Massachussets, USA.

A family statement on Go Fund Me read; LaToya Rhoda was a 21 year old high spirited and very responsible young  girl with a bright future ahead of her.  She left Zimbabwe when she was 5 and returned 16 years later to recapture her memories with her family as well as put an amazing head stone on her Grandmother's grave who had died a few years back.  The ceremony was supposed to be held on the 9th of Jan but while spending time and creating memories with family coming from Victoria Falls she was involved in an accident and passed away on the 27th December.  Though born in Zimbabwe she has lived with her mother who is a single parent  and her  two sisters in Massachussets for over 16 years which she now calls home.  We are appealing to friends family and  well wishers to help bring her body home.  LaToya was an amazing young girl she touched the hearts of all she met and instilled a blessing of caring and just having a warm heart.  Your love and blessings in bringing her body home will be greatly appreciated.

Our hope is to bring LaToya home to Tewksbury for burial. Your thoughts, love and prayers is what we need right now as a family. LaToya was a special young lady, as it is shown by the out pouring love and support that you all have shown us. We will keep you all updated about the funeral arrangements. Our church fellowship will be holding a special church service dedicated to LaToya Chikakayi. Service will be held on Saturday January 2nd at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1048 Main St, Worcester at 630pm to 830pm.


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