Some of you may have remembered the post I published a while back on looking after your domestic/nanny through the Domestic Employer Protector. Since that post I have received countless messages and emails asking for more details on the subject. I’m SO glad people are as excited about it as I am or at the very least asking some relevant questions.

Our family have chosen to look after our precious nanny this way, which is reason enough in terms of me vouching for a product like this. To think that for as little as R95 per month, we are making a difference to our domestic’s life, as well as our own knowing we will both be taken care of in the event of her falling chronically ill or being involved in an accident.

There are so many benefits that come with this policy and it really has potential to change lives, hopefully on a very large-scale as more people hear about it. It is our responsibility to get the word out, to tell people about the difference it can make to the people who we entrust our children and our homes to everyday.

These are the people who look after our most prized possessions, our kids! These are the people who often love our children like their own and invest so much time and love into a safe and caring upbringing for them. These are the women who often leave their own children at home in order to bring in a very low-income to look after not only themselves, but extended family too.

I get sad reading Facebook threads and articles where the same question gets addressed over and over, “What is minimum wage?” While i understand this conversation needs to be had and laws are there to avoid domestic workers and nanny’s being taken advantage of, it kills me that many of us are still so focused on MINIMUM rather that asking “How much do we value this person?” Or “What is the MAXIMUM we can afford to invest in her?”

I realise times are tough for some and that paying for help can bring additional costs at the end of every month. But the reality is that these precious people are often faced with much worse, the pressures they face to make ends meet are much weightier than our own.

Lets face it, do we really need that 3rd dinner out this month? Do we really need that smoothie after the gym everyday? I’m not trying to put anyone on a guilt trip, I’m just proving a point. There are so many things we can do without. For these people, life allows no such luxuries, they are merely trying to get by.

The Domestic Employee protector was developed to provide employers with an affordable insurance cover of only R95pm that provides their employee (home helper, gardener, carer, child minder) with comprehensive benefits that include some of the most important benefits that are needed:

*Accidental AND Severe illness Income protection R1000 per week (Covering Cancer, stroke, heart attack etc)

*Funeral benefit of R18 000 in the event of natural death and *R68 000 IN THE EVENT OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH

*Repatriation R35 000 (THE COST OF TRANSPORTING the deceased can be as high as R18 000 to eastern cape and up to R35 000 if beyond the borders of SA)

*Accident hospital cash R 1000 per day (many people are injured due to taxi accidents, acts of violence)

*Trauma benefit R750 per session this provides cover for the family and the member


*R50 000 Disability cover

*R10 airtime every month

People that apply online can also choose a charity of their choice such as Pink Drive, Els for Autism, Common Good Foundation etc. R5 of the monthly premium is donated to the charity of your choice. Even though this sounds a little, many little’s make a lot!

PLEASE go and check out this awesome company Africa Direct or sms Lee Pluke directly on 082 880 2684 and he will call you back and answer any of your questions. Lee and Jeroen (the brains behind this product) had a vision to change the way we look after domestic workers in South Africa and it’s amazing seeing this vision being brought to life.

The best part is that they cover foreigners too! How incredible is that?

Like paying your TV licence, IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOLKS!



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