UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA DESIS LAB
It is very expensive to give the beloved ones a decent burial ceremony in Botswana. For the poor and unemployed families who live in rural areas and have limited sources of income, it becomes a challenge to bury their beloved ones.
The objective of the case seeks to mitigate the high cost family members undergo during hard times such as death in the family. The contributions made assist the bereaved family to cover all the funeral expenses. The project assist people at semi-urban and rural areas be have an informal life insurance. The project is a grassroots initiative as formal life insurance policies are expensive. The societies are run by self elected committees.
It is very expensive to give the beloved ones a decent burial ceremony in Botswana. For the poor and unemployed families who live in rural areas and have limited sources of income, it becomes a challenge to bury their beloved ones. In an effort to mitigate this challenge, families in rural areas form Burial Societies and contribute a small token every month.
Co-create a system to enhance the operations of burial societies. It might be in terms of record keeping, subscription collection and payment. Cocreating communication tools to disseminate the value of burial societies to urban dwellers or other users. All active members participate freely and the committee then implement the agreed resolutions to foster change in the society. Decision making in this initiative is through the participatory approach by all members (consensus decision making).
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