Buying insurance in Nigeria is not as easy as buying insurance should be.

From simply speaking with our customers at Casava, we have identified the following reasons: (1) difficulty in filing claims, (2) a lack of trust in the insurance industry, (3) no sense of value for insurance, and (4) lack of understanding of how insurance actually works.

Here’s a not-so-common truth: you expose yourself by not getting insurance for the things that matter.

From your health to your income or property, an insurance cover helps you secure the things that actually matter and provides a safety net for unexpected…

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What is Casava?

Casava is an insurtech platform protecting you and everything you love with one affordable and easy-to-use subscription. We’re simplifying the insurance process and making sure we’re there for you when something goes wrong without experiencing any hurdles or leaving you stranded.

What Casava Protects— Your Income

Casava is pioneering Nigeria’s first Income Protection Insurance to protect employees from the financial impact of job loss. With Casava’s Income Protection you can insure your income and get paid monthly for 6 months if you lose your job.

Who is Income Protection Insurance For?

If you were laid off today, would you be able to survive on savings, or benefits (if any)? If not…

We’re not on the same page with the Nigerian economy today. Things cost more (have you noticed how small suya is getting?), people are getting laid-off and it is becoming harder to keep a steady flow of cash and make sure that nothing threatens it.

As a young Nigerian today, it is very important to make sure that your cup never runneth. Life is full of uncertainties and in a country like Nigeria, it is important to watch your back so that nothing creeps up on you and takes you unaware. This applies a lot to your income flow.


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Everyone aims to have a high paying job, such that their income can cater to most, if not all, of their daily needs. However, sometimes we find ourselves in the midst of the uncertainties of job insecurity, and we lose our income. That’s why Casava exists.

Casava is pioneering Nigeria’s first income protection insurance — to enable workers to get paid monthly for 6 months if they lose their job.

As a tech-driven startup, we want to build a platform that is reliable 99.99% of the time. While we have the right hands to make this happen, 0.01% of the…

People lose their jobs for many different reasons and the year 2020 has shown us how life really is fickle and can turn into a mess at any time.

Think about your smartphone if you don’t have it nearby or look at the screen if it’s with you. I’m sure you have a phone screen protector to prevent tears or your bank account bleeding if the phone drops. You know how miserable and dazed you might feel if your phone drops without a screen guard and so, you have bought one to prevent this. What have you done? You have made sure to cushion the fall effect if your smartphone does fall face down. …

Hundreds of people are losing their jobs to COVID19 every day. Through #IamEssential, we are sharing experiences of people who recently lost their job and how they’re navigating the situation.

We had a chat with Chuka. A content creator who lost his job and income to COVID-19. Here’s how it happened.

Tell us more about Chuka

I’m a content creator and social media executive. I studied Agric but I ended up here lol. I worked at iOpenEye productions, a theatre production company focused on stories that involve women empowerment and equality.

How did you lose your income? What happened?

Corona happened. The theatre production company where I worked was really hit by the pandemic; all our shows all over the world got cancelled for the year and that meant 2020 was basically done for us. So our management spoke to us and explained…

Hundreds of people are losing their jobs to COVID19 every day. Through #IamEssential, we are sharing experiences of people who recently lost their job and how they’re navigating the situation.

Jemima was logged out of her work email without notice. We had a chat with her to understand what led to this and how she has been managing the situation.

Hi Jemima, tell us about yourself

I am a digital communications specialist with 5 years of experience in digital brand communication strategy, planning, execution and management across indigenous and multinational brands. I live in Surulere, Lagos Nigeria and I worked as a communications lead where I handled both internal and external communications at a Nigerian fintech startup.

What was financial planning like for you, before coronavirus?

I always followed the 50/30/20. But not really the conventional way — 50% of my income was allocated toward…

Hundreds of people are losing their jobs to COVID19 every day. Through #IamEssential, we are sharing experiences of people who recently lost their job and how they’re navigating the situation.

Chiamaka, a Telesales rep living in Lagos, was laid off in April. Here, she shared her experience and how she cares for her daughter amidst the struggle.

Hi Chiamaka, tell us more about you

I used to work at a Lending Financial Institution in Lagos. I worked in Telesales, where leads that are generated from online adverts are assigned to me. When I get these leads, my job was to follow up with these potential clients via emails, calls, or Whatsapp to get them to process their loan applications. At this place, I equally served as a customer service rep.

Two jobs, one company, interesting. How did this help you manage your finances before the pandemic?

I spent mostly on transportation, feeding, self-care…

Before the pandemic, a lot of employed workers had not heard of the term ‘furlough’ and some who had thought it meant ‘lay off’.

Furlough is up there with most used words since the pandemic began and unemployment began to hit. To put this into context, Google searches for “what does furlough mean” are up 5000% in the last couple of months.

People who work in service industries such as airlines, restaurants, gyms, hotels, event centres, etc. might be more familiar with the term furlough than people who work in corporate organisations. …

Casava would like to tell stories of people who have been recently laid off or furloughed due to COVID-19.

Around the world and here in Nigeria, thousands of people have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Corporations, startups and small businesses have been forced to close or cut down operations.

We are looking for people who would like to share their COVID-19 unemployment experiences. Has your employment or income been affected by the pandemic? Have you struggled with keeping up with bills or making ends meet? We want to hear from you!

How to tell your story

Please complete this form and a member of the Casava team will reach out with a few questions about you and your experience.

Why your story?

One of…


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