In South Africa, even a modest funeral costs around R10000 for undertakers’ fees, a coffin, burial or cremation fees, travel expenses for the family and the cost of food and drink for the bereaved after the funeral.
Without funeral cover, many South Africans who want to bid farewell to their loved ones in a respectful and fitting manner cannot afford to do so. At an already difficult time, the pressure of paying for a funeral can create real hardship and distress.
In these circumstances, SSVP assists parishioners known to need help with funeral costs. We also consider worthy requests from the shelters with which we are associated.