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Son’s insurance supports family after his passing

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…  


SINPF announces nationwide roll-out of micropension product

Following the successful pilot project last year, the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) has announced a nationwide roll-out of their micropension account for Solomon Islanders active in…  


Lighting a future for women and children in the Solomon Islands

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…  


Farmer rebuilds life with new insurance payout

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…  


USD$2.25 million to Boost Vanuatu’s Electoral Office

A commitment of USD$2.25 million made by the Government of New Zealand towards supporting the work of the Vanuatu Electoral Office will support the capacity development of the Electoral Office and the…  


Coordinated Service Delivery Encourages Economic Empowerment of Women

With three certificates in hand, Marguerite Gain shares her vision: she wants to become a shop owner to sell her wide array of sewing products, including, pillowcases, curtains, sulu jaba and men’s…  


Getting back on track with timely support provided at his village

When informed that his application was approved, Sekove Lili looked over his new farm and breathed a long sigh of relief. He will soon be assisted by a social welfare scheme provided by the…  


Steering toward the closing stage of the M4C project

The Nausori Highlands village, known for its beautiful location surrounded by peaks and picturesque villages is also a place where a large number of communities grow produce to sell in Nadi market.  


Coconut Sector Development Project to Bring New Opportunities to I-Kiribati

Not opting for a slower pace of life during their retirement years, Tonagafiti Cross, 71, and Anglin Onario, 65, have been working tirelessly throughout Kiribati to educate their fellow citizens on…  


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

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…  

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