Many of the most impoverished populations across the world live in remote and isolated rural areas with no main roads, no access to transport or services that we, in the UK, take for granted like funeral services. Many others living in urban areas cannot afford transporting the body of the deceased from the hospital to the cemetery.
Geography and poverty are compounded by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic (and its variants) and the rapid spread of diseases. Poor and destitute communities are especially at risk. As a result the number of deaths has spiraled and continues to do so.
Those conditions mean that many families have great difficulty or are simply unable to take their departed loved ones to the cemetery. This is a time of extreme grief for bereaved families. They deserve compassion and as much support as possible.
Mother Helpage ground staff have long identified the need for funeral services (since 2015). To this end, we have purchased vehicles and set up a 24 hour service, available 7 days a week. We, at Mother Helpage, are proud to assist grieving families and to perform our civic duty. We stand with people at the time they need us the most.