2018

Apia insurance company launches Samoa’s first funeral cover insurance

Apia insurance company launches Samoa’s first funeral cover insurance

October 11, 2018

SHARE:  



Apia, Samoa – For most Samoans, funeral payments are one of the big expenses in life creating severe financial stress trying to meet traditional obligations that can cost families up to $50,000 WST. Cultural traditions regarding obligations and hospitality arrangements at funerals often mean bereaved families obtain expensive loans at short notice. Apia Insurance Company...

Read More

Insurance helps dairy farmers in time of need

Insurance helps dairy farmers in time of need

September 28, 2018

SHARE:  



About an hour and thirty-minute drive from Suva, Fiji, sits a 45-acre cattle farmstead, passed through three generations of cattle formers from the Singh family.  Lusia Singh, the registered principle owner of the farm passed away on Saturday 26th May 2018 after succumbing to a kidney failure. She was survived by her five sons, three...

Read More

Mobile micro insurance reaching underserved Papua New Guineans

Mobile micro insurance reaching underserved Papua New Guineans

August 15, 2018

SHARE:  



When Cindy Varvarum’s husband became ill last year, his frequent and expensive hospital visits drained most of the retired couple’s life savings. “My late husband, who used to be a heavy equipment fitter in Milne Bay Province in Papua New Guinea, had suddenly fallen ill, diagnosed with a rare cardiac disease. As his health deteriorated,...

Read More

Sigatoka Special School excels in Financial Education Innovation Projects

Sigatoka Special School excels in Financial Education Innovation Projects

July 9, 2018

SHARE:  



Last year, the Sigatoka Special School was awarded one of six inaugural awards for Financial Education Innovation. The school was a standout applicant with the judging panel describing it as both inspiring and a leader in Financial Education (FinEd) in Fiji. Since 2013, every Fijian child in mainstream education schools engages with FinEd lessons from...

Read More

Son’s insurance supports family after his passing

Son’s insurance supports family after his passing

June 29, 2018

SHARE:  



Sitting in their home in Vunavutu Village in Sigatoka, the Naibuka family were still coming to terms with the sudden death of their son only a week earlier, when they were startled by a beep on his mobile phone. Picking up the phone, Alifereti Naibuka discovered a text message confirming that a payment was deducted...

Read More