Impact Stories

Sigatoka Special School excels in Financial Education Innovation Projects

Sigatoka Special School excels in Financial Education Innovation Projects

July 9, 2018

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Last year, the Sigatoka Special School was awarded one of six inaugural awards for Financial Education Innovation. The school was a standout applicant with the judging panel describing it as both inspiring and a leader in Financial Education (FinEd) in Fiji. Since 2013, every Fijian child in mainstream education schools engages with FinEd lessons from...

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Son’s insurance supports family after his passing

Son’s insurance supports family after his passing

June 29, 2018

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Sitting in their home in Vunavutu Village in Sigatoka, the Naibuka family were still coming to terms with the sudden death of their son only a week earlier, when they were startled by a beep on his mobile phone. Picking up the phone, Alifereti Naibuka discovered a text message confirming that a payment was deducted...

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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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