September 15, 2020
Each month, Manish’s salary is automatically split between his conventional savings account and his M-PAiSA account, allowing him to set his budget for the month. He uses M-PAiSA to pay for bills, top up his phone and send his daughter her monthly allowance for university. However, it was the QR payment tool that cemented the shift to digital financial services.
August 28, 2020
We interviewed two long time users of Vodafone Fiji’s M-PAiSA mobile money account, Marama and Vaseva*. They both capitalised on their familiarity with digital financial services to develop businesses that offer their benefits to their communities. They spoke to us about how the opportunities arose and the impact they had on their lives.
August 7, 2020
By Alex Reddaway When Carmenita Solaese Lepou, an analyst in the Financial Inclusion team at the Central Bank of Samoa in Apia, heard that her application for the Reuben James Summerlin Annual Scholarship was successful she was delighted but apprehensive. She was fairly new to financial inclusion and returning to work after her maternity leave....
July 9, 2020
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.
May 27, 2020
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...