The Great North Burial Society (GNBS): the growth of an informal insurer

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Presentation slides. Purpose of the presentation: 1. Describe the development of an informal risk mitigation organisation to the point where it is large enough to potentially become an insurer in its own right; 2. Note the challenges that have been faced by this society, how these challenges have been overcome and in some instances not overcome; 3. Assess the obstacles that the society faces now in trying to move into the next stage of development and the options going forward.

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  • Africa
  • Burial societies
  • Case studies
  • Co-operatives
  • Financial co-operatives
  • History
  • Microfinance
  • South Africa

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