Impact Stories

How new features are changing the way customers use Vodafone’s M-PAiSA in Fiji

How new features are changing the way customers use Vodafone’s M-PAiSA in Fiji

September 15, 2020

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Each month, Manish’s salary is automatically split between his conventional savings account and his M-PAiSA account, allowing him to set his budget for the month. He uses M-PAiSA to pay for bills, top up his phone and send his daughter her monthly allowance for university. However, it was the QR payment tool that cemented the shift to digital financial services.

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From Financially Excluded To Entrepreneur with Vodafone Fiji’s M-PAiSA

From Financially Excluded To Entrepreneur with Vodafone Fiji’s M-PAiSA

August 28, 2020

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We interviewed two long time users of Vodafone Fiji’s M-PAiSA mobile money account, Marama and Vaseva*. They both capitalised on their familiarity with digital financial services to develop businesses that offer their benefits to their communities. They spoke to us about how the opportunities arose and the impact they had on their lives.

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Building a network of digital financial services experts in Samoa and beyond

Building a network of digital financial services experts in Samoa and beyond

August 7, 2020

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By Alex Reddaway When Carmenita Solaese Lepou, an analyst in the Financial Inclusion team at the Central Bank of Samoa in Apia, heard that her application for the Reuben James Summerlin Annual Scholarship was successful she was delighted but apprehensive. She was fairly new to financial inclusion and returning to work after her maternity leave....

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How the Reuben James Summerlin scholarship may contribute to the future of digital identity in Fiji

How the Reuben James Summerlin scholarship may contribute to the future of digital identity in Fiji

July 9, 2020

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The scholarship honours Reuben’s passion for capacity building and education while contributing to PFIP’s vision of enabling low-income households to gain access to good quality, affordable and sustainable financial services and financial education. It is awarded to exceptional employees from PFIP’s partner institutions, such as Akash, to help them develop their knowledge and skills in digital financial inclusion.

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Financial Education: Creating the next generation of financially literate Solomon Islanders

Financial Education: Creating the next generation of financially literate Solomon Islanders

May 27, 2020

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Brandly Greth, a student in a Solomon Islands Technical Vocation Education Training (TVET), has just started a course in financial literacy education, or FinEd, alongside his studies in engineering, agriculture and religious studies courses. The course has already inspired him to set himself long-term financial goals: “when I have children in the future, I will...

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