2010

Fiji: Poor Excluded from Financial Services

Fiji: Poor Excluded from Financial Services

June 2, 2010

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About 109,000 households in Fiji miss out on savings, credit and other financial services. The untapped savings demand, largely present in the rural areas, stands at least FJD $70 million dollars. Further, the unmet demand for credit, mainly present in the urban areas, is at least FJD $57 million dollars and there are over 130,000...

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Investing in Women Maximises the Impact of Financial Inclusion: UN Report

Investing in Women Maximises the Impact of Financial Inclusion: UN Report

April 19, 2010

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Bringing banking to the doorsteps of rural villagers in Fiji and combining this with training on saving and investing money has led to improvements in their wellbeing. This was revealed by a United Nations report launched in Suva today. The report further highlights that women who benefit from such programmes, multiply the gains for their...

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Report on Financial Capability and Wellbeing of Fijian Households to be Launched

Report on Financial Capability and Wellbeing of Fijian Households to be Launched

April 16, 2010

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A report on the financial capability, financial competence and wellbeing of rural Fijian households will be launched in Suva on April 19. The report measures how the wellbeing of households have been affected in rural Naitasiri with financial literacy training and banking services provided through the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)/ ANZ Rural Financial Services Initiative...

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Financial Literacy Changes Life of Villager

Financial Literacy Changes Life of Villager

April 5, 2010

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Metuisela Moto, a semi-subsistence farmer, his wife and two children have seen dramatic improvements in their life over the last few years. Together they have been able to save part of their household earnings, deposit them in a joint bank account and pay for improvements to their home and farm – things which were much...

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Erica Lee
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Tel: +679 3227538
Email: erica.lee@undp.org
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