Impact Stories

Son’s insurance supports family after his passing

Son’s insurance supports family after his passing

June 29, 2018

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The Naibuka’s said their son’s insurance payout was very helpful as he was the main income earner in the family. The payout also helped ease some of the financial stress from hosting Manasa’s Vaka Bogidrau, a traditional Fijian celebration feast held 100 nights after his burial which was attended by 70 households in Vunavutu Village. Many of the villagers were interested to learn about BIMA and how they too could get the insurance cover.

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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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By Erica Lee 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....

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Lighting a brighter future for families in the Solomon Islands

Lighting a brighter future for families in the Solomon Islands

May 28, 2018

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Under a solar light on the back porch of his mother’s canteen sits 10-year-old Ashley Alevia, doing his homework. It’s eight in the evening and his father Terry, a school teacher sits next to him grading student papers. They live in Dunde Village, a community in Munda, Solomon Islands. The community is quiet tonight, only...

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Saving for retirement in the informal sector: A market vendor’s story

Saving for retirement in the informal sector: A market vendor’s story

March 8, 2018

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By Erica Lee Since June last year, Ruth Kamu has stuck to her goal to save at least SBD $100 (USD $12.79) a month toward her retirement.  The 43-year-old market vendor in Honiara, Solomon Islands, says that she plans to build a home that she can live out her twilight years in. Ruth has been...

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Insurance helps Tuicakau cope with illness

Insurance helps Tuicakau cope with illness

February 19, 2018

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Tuicakau Nawaiciono, a 57-year-old retired civil servant, believes that more Fijians should think about taking out insurance for their family’s well-being and protection. Having benefited from two health insurance policies in her life time, the ardent supporter of health insurance, says that insurance is something that many people think they don’t need but regret not...

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