Impact Stories

“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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Ensuring smallholder sugarcane farmers in Fiji are insured

Ensuring smallholder sugarcane farmers in Fiji are insured

October 22, 2019

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by Erica Lee “When my mother passed away, we did not have enough money to pay for the cost of the rituals associated with her funeral,” says Ravinesh Ram Chetty, recounting the week of his mother’s funeral two years ago. “No one thinks to save for unexpected events like the death of a loved one,...

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Leaving a legacy for your loved ones

Leaving a legacy for your loved ones

September 16, 2019

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In Samoa, funerals can be an elaborate and expensive affair. Without savings or an insurance families can often go into financial debt from the loans they must take to cover funeral expenses, which can cost anywhere between WST 10,000 – WST 60,000.

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