Umunthu funeral scheme has been registered in the UK by members of the Malawian community to provide financial support in the event of death of a member, or their beneficiaries in Europe and Malawi. The scheme has been registered under company number 12781878.

For many years, Malawians living in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe have struggled to give their friends and relatives a dignified send off when they die. Financial shortfalls have made the community resort to crowdfunding and borrowing to meet burial or repatriation costs. This is now a thing of the past with the set up of Umunthu Funeral Scheme Limited in the UK.

Our objective is to ensure that the remains of our loved ones are laid to rest in a dignified manner, as such, ease the financial stress and burden on the family, to allow them to bid their farewell and grieve in a dignified manner.The Executive team will lead in the response to provide financial support to bereaved families during the death of loved ones.

With our Umunthu philosophy, we believe that:

  • No Malawian in the UK should struggle financially following the loss of their loved one.
  • Transparency is key to what we do, as such, have implemented robust best practice processes and systems to offer assurance to our members.
  • Inclusivity and unity of all Malawians comes first, regardless of tribe, language, region, political affiliations, religion or creed – all members have equal rights and benefits.
  • Respect is the basis of celebration of all life and departed loved ones.