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Farmer rebuilds life with new insurance payout

Farmer rebuilds life with new insurance payout

June 11, 2018

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Panapasa Ralulu is counting his lucky stars after being unharmed by a fire that destroyed his home and belongings in July last year. The 40-year-old sugarcane farmer and father of three says that although his family lost everything, he is blessed to be alive and grateful that he was covered by insurance. “At the time...

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Lighting a brighter future for families in the Solomon Islands

Lighting a brighter future for families in the Solomon Islands

May 28, 2018

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Under a solar light on the back porch of his mother’s canteen sits 10-year-old Ashley Alevia, doing his homework. It’s eight in the evening and his father Terry, a school teacher sits next to him grading student papers. They live in Dunde Village, a community in Munda, Solomon Islands. The community is quiet tonight, only...

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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. 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 don’t need but regret not...

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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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