Welcome to Abeingo Association Canada!
Abeingo provides bereavement support to its members in terms of financial and social support.
The death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. Bereavement can be even harder if you are live in the diaspora. It can make you feel very alone because you are far away from family members. Being with others who have similar experiences and who do understand what you are going through can be vital at this time.
Death is unplanned; it takes the sick, the young, the old, and the strong. Being bereaved has significant financial implications. One needs funds urgently to travel home or assist in funeral expenses. In addition bills need to be paid. Yet there is no way to get a cash payment quick enough to cover funeral expenses.
Members of Abeingo have pooled resources to support each other financially whenever a member is bereaved. This is in form of a pre-determined amount that is instantly provided to all members whenever they loose a loved one. The funds can be used by a bereaved member to travel to Kenya to be with their loved ones at their final send off, pay for funeral arrangements and pay bills in Canada while the member has traveled.
Being a member of Abeingo can decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness and provide a community that helps you to process feelings of grief and loss. Group members not only support each other by validating and normalizing their experiences and emotions but they can learn coping skills from each other. The opportunity to share your narrative and be able to grieve openly helps to start the journey to recover.
Abeingo members benefit from low interest loans. These loans assist individuals with money for rent, moving expenses, security deposit, car repair or used car purchase, and business expenses. The loan terms are very favourable.
Throughout the year members are supported through various personal activities through the welfare committee of the association. Abeingo members can assist each other put up birthday parties, graduation events and prayer events for those who are sick. We also have summer barbeques whereby we invite guests to showcase the organization.
BECOME A MEMBER
Any person over the age of 18 meeting the eligibility criteria can request to become a member of Abeingo Association of Canada. Here are the steps to join:
- Familiarize yourself with the constitution
- Subscribe to the objectives of the association,
- Apply to become a member
- Get two members to support your application
- Pay membership fees