No, I am not going to ask if there is life after death. If the writer were living in N. America or Europe this would likely be the question. But from the view point of the writer here in tropical Guyana, the common assumption is that of course there is life after death, after all it is a land of many religions and all agree on this.
I would maintain that the great majority of people in developing countries have the same belief. Indeed that the same view has been usual thoughout recorded history. It is those who do not share this belief who are outside the norm - mainly people (not neccessarily a majority) who live in 'developed' countries who take a very limited material view of life.
The major religions provide reasons for believing in life after death - where is the evidence to the contrary?