February 6, 2020
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.
January 11, 2020
"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.
December 4, 2019
“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.
October 22, 2019
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,...
September 16, 2019
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.