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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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Invest for the future

Invest for the future

November 15, 2016

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Welcome to the Reserve Bank of Fiji’s Public Awareness column. This article continues the series of articles on financial education in Fiji and how it contributes to financial inclusion. EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Paul Caginivalu, a Year 3 student at Assemblies of God Primary School in Nasinu, started collecting his savings in money boxes while in kindergarten. Two...

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Being resourceful

Being resourceful

November 8, 2016

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Reserve Bank of Fiji Welcome to the Reserve Bank of Fiji’s Public Awareness column. This article continues the series of articles on financial education in Fiji and how it contributes to financial inclusion. THE reality for rural students at a boarding school such as Namosi Secondary School in the interior of Viti Levu is very...

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