Impact Stories

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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“Finally a bank we can trust”

“Finally a bank we can trust”

February 6, 2020

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The Mama Bank Access Point is giving Morata women new economic opportunities and many have now started microenterprises. Take 65-year-old florist Tonga Manzie for example. She has been arranging flowers and supporting her family since 2012. Now she has decided to really branch into new business ventures.

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Vodafone’s rural agents are unlocking financial services for those who need it most

Vodafone’s rural agents are unlocking financial services for those who need it most

January 11, 2020

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"I have also noticed that my sales have been increasing each month as more and more villagers have started using M-PAiSA, Vodafone Fiji’s mobile money platform.  Many of them realize that M-PAiSA makes their lives easier and simpler and they do not have to travel out of the village to complete their transactions,” said Lai.

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Peace of mind for self-employed businesses in Fiji with agency banking

Peace of mind for self-employed businesses in Fiji with agency banking

December 4, 2019

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“These services are very convenient. I can go to an agent and deposit my earnings at the end of the day, when banks are already closed”, says Jasmine Nursharma, who runs and owns Phone Solace, a small kiosk selling airtime top-ups and sims cards, located next to the Suva Market.

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