Impact Stories

Mobile micro insurance reaching underserved Papua New Guineans

Mobile micro insurance reaching underserved Papua New Guineans

August 15, 2018

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By Erica Lee 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...

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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...

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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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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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By Erica Lee 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...

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