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PoWER Study: Participation of women in the economy realized

PoWER Study: Participation of women in the economy realized

August 23, 2019

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Participation of Women in the Economy Realized - diagnostic is a mixed-methods approach combining qualitative and quantitative insights which supports the identification of country specific constraints that women and girls face

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Wakalani helps her community of women become financially innovative

Wakalani helps her community of women become financially innovative

July 29, 2019

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Recently, the group has also been a great example of women’s financial inclusion. Each of them has opened a bank account and a voluntary pension account with the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF). Wakalani says the women are happy that they have been given the opportunity to become members of VNPF.

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Financial education curriculum to be scaled across Anglican church’s vocational centres in Solomon Islands

Financial education curriculum to be scaled across Anglican church’s vocational centres in Solomon Islands

June 14, 2019

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Following the successful piloting of financial education (FinEd) curricula in the coursework of three rural training centres (RTCs), the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) has announced the extension of FinEd across all its centres in Solomon Islands, a move that is expected to impact close to 800 tertiary students annually.

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Financial education in PNG, key to informative choices on pay-day lending

Financial education in PNG, key to informative choices on pay-day lending

July 15, 2019

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Many low-income working families in PNG struggle to manage everyday cash flow. A lack of savings to buffer against financial woes, such as emergency medical bills, traditional obligations, such as burials and other unexpected life expenses can drive families to resort to these moneylenders. Over time borrowers find it hard to break out of the recurring cycle of pay-day lending, often referred to as a loan trap.