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Saving for retirement in the informal sector: A market vendor’s story

Saving for retirement in the informal sector: A market vendor’s story

March 8, 2018

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Since June last year, Ruth Kamu has stuck to her goal to save at least SBD $100 (USD $12.79) a month toward her retirement.  The 43-year-old market vendor in Honiara, Solomon Islands, says that she plans to build a home that she can live out her twilight years in. Ruth has been selling peanuts from...

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Insurance helps Tuicakau cope with illness

Insurance helps Tuicakau cope with illness

February 19, 2018

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Tuicakau Nawaiciono, a 57-year-old retired civil servant, believes that more Fijians should think about taking out insurance for their family’s well-being and protection. Tuicakau Nawaiciono PC: Erica Lee Having benefited from two health insurance policies in her life time, the ardent supporter of health insurance, says that insurance is something that many people think they...

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Loan helps to economically empower rural women

Loan helps to economically empower rural women

October 25, 2017

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Sitting on the floor of her copra drying house, Noga Sinava explains and demonstrates the process of drying copra. As she speaks, her hands are moving very quickly with a small knife, extracting coconut flesh from the shell. She throws the flesh onto a growing pile sitting over a mesh grill and under it a...

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World Vision, building a community savings culture

World Vision, building a community savings culture

June 6, 2017

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Article by World Vision Solomon Islands John He’ai is a young father from Siwapo Village in South Malaita. Married with five children, John is in his mid-30s and has lived most of his life in the village.   He earns a living by selling fish and mud crabs, using the cash he earns to buy...

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PFIP’s journey to reach 1.5 million Pacific islanders

PFIP’s journey to reach 1.5 million Pacific islanders

March 28, 2017

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  The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) has helped 1.5 million Pacific Islanders  access formal financial services. Access to safe and affordable financial services enables low-income households to manage their money and improve their livelihoods. Bringing Pacific Islanders into the formal financial sector improves their lives, and contributes to economic growth and stability. PFIP was launched...

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