2018

Insurance helps dairy farmers in time of need

Insurance helps dairy farmers in time of need

September 28, 2018

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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...

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Mobile micro insurance reaching underserved Papua New Guineans

Mobile micro insurance reaching underserved Papua New Guineans

August 15, 2018

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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,...

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Sigatoka Special School excels in Financial Education Innovation Projects

Sigatoka Special School excels in Financial Education Innovation Projects

July 9, 2018

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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...

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Son’s insurance supports family after his passing

Son’s insurance supports family after his passing

June 29, 2018

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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...

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Farmer rebuilds life with new insurance payout

Farmer rebuilds life with new insurance payout

June 11, 2018

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Panapasa Ralulu is counting his lucky stars after being unharmed by a fire that destroyed his home and belongings in July last year. The 40-year-old sugarcane farmer and father of three says that although his family lost everything, he is blessed to be alive and grateful that he was covered by insurance. “At the time...

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