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Insure my cows

A new kind of insurance may protect herders against drought Apr 19th 2014 | WAJIR | From the print edition The Economist AS WELL as a cheque for $700, a knowing look passed between Hassan Bashir and Bashir Mohamed, his 80-year-old father. A payment at a ceremony for herders in Wajir, a town near Kenya’s … Continue reading

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Insurance designed for Muslim herders makes first payout in Kenya

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:30 AM Author: Samuel Mintz LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Researchers in Kenya have developed a pioneering insurance policy for nomadic Muslim livestock herders, which has now delivered its first payout to 101 farmers to compensate them for drought losses. The policy, which was purchased by … Continue reading

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Kenya: Insurance Designed for Muslim Herders Makes First Payout in Kenya

By Samuel Mintz, 4 April 2014 AlterNet London — Researchers in Kenya have developed a pioneering insurance policy for nomadic Muslim livestock herders, which has now delivered its first payout to 101 farmers to compensate them for drought losses. The policy, which was purchased by about 4,000 pastoralists in Northern Kenya, was developed by the … Continue reading

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Challenges of Livestock Insurance

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) researchers have expressed their reservation about plans to make livestock insurance commercially viable in East Africa region. They said the concept posed a challenge because many herders occupy vast remote areas where communication and transport non existence. The experts however believe that the potential to protect pastoralists from drought and … Continue reading

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Pilot Islamic-compliant livestock insurance product in Africa pays pastoralists in drought-prone Kenya

25 March 2014 For the first time in Africa, an insurance policy that combines an Islamic-compliant financial instrument with innovative use of satellite imagery is compensating Muslim pastoralists for drought-induced losses suffered in Kenya’s northeastern Wajir County, where livestock are valued at Ksh 46 billion (USD 550 million). The 30 women and 71 men in … Continue reading

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Pilot Islamic-compliant livestock insurance product in Africa pays pastoralists in drought-prone ken

Mar 25, 2014 For the first time in Africa, an insurance policy that combines an Islamic-compliant financial instrument with innovative use of satellite imagery is compensating Muslim pastoralists for drought-induced losses suffered in Kenya’s northeastern Wajir County, where livestock are valued at Ksh 46 billion (USD 550 million)….read more.. For the first time in Africa, … Continue reading

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Insurance protects Kenya farmers from drought

Pilot insurance programme has been linked to a 33- percent drop in food aid required in northern Kenya.  Last updated: 26 Mar 2014 11:49 A new insurance programme in northern Kenya is helping farmers protect their livelihoods in dry seasons. Farmers who contribute to the scheme will be given payments should their livestock die. The … Continue reading

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Takaful Insurance makes history

Posted by ummah on Mar 26, 2014 in Business & Money, Happening Now Pilot Islamic-Compliant Livestock Insurance Product in Africa Pays Pastoralists in Drought-Prone Kenya Long dry season takes its toll on livestock, over 100 herders compensated. WAJIR, KENYA (25 March 2014)—Yesterday, for the first time in Africa, an insurance policy that combines an Islamic-compliant … Continue reading

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Insurance scheme gives hope to Africa’s herders

Africa Tuesday 1 April 2014 – 5:49am NAIROBI – The son of a camel herder, Hassan Bashir knows how tough traditional life in Kenya’s arid north is, where pastoralists rely on livestock herds surviving boom and bust cycles of drought. But Bashir is also an astute entrepreneur, developing Africa’s first livestock insurance scheme to make … Continue reading

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Pastoralists get insurance payout for livestock deaths

By James Kariuki March 27  2014 Business Daily Africa One hundred families in Wajir have been compensated for livestock deaths linked to drought by a sharia-compliant insurance company. The Sh500,000 payout is aimed lifting pastoralists out of subsistence cattle-keeping to a business where they shall stop selling cattle at throwaway prices to brokers during drought in … Continue reading