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ANZ partners with Live-and-Learn NGO to promote savings culture in Vanuatu and rest of the Pacific

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ANZ announced a partnership with Live & Learn non-government organisation to deliver ANZ’s financial literacy program, MoneyMinded, to drive a savings culture in communities in Vanuatu and rest of the Pacific.

The partnership involves the accreditation of Live & Learn trainers to deliver MoneyMinded to their staff and community members in partnership with ANZ’s MoneyMinded facilitators where both Live & Learn and ANZ have a presence in the Pacific. These countries are Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Kiribati and Fiji.

MoneyMinded is a suite of financial education resources designed by ANZ to assist adults in building their money management skills, knowledge and confidence.

“We’re excited about this partnership that helps to spread our programme across region even further thanks to Live & Learn’s extensive network,” ANZ Regional Executive Pacific, Tessa Price said. “This is ultimately about improving people’s lives, and we’re committed to investing in this important initiative.”

Price explained that MoneyMinded facilitators go through rigorous training to become accredited to the high standard expected of the programme.

“We’re committed to supporting the communities where we operate and we want to make a difference to the lives of Pacific islanders through increased awareness of the value of strong financial management, planning and saving for their future,” Price said.

She added: “In particular, we believe that by targeting women’s groups we have the opportunity to make a substantial difference. We’ve found that the women really stand out when empowered with the appropriate tools, exposure and training to take charge of their finances.”

MoneyMinded has been delivered to over 10,000 people across the Pacific since it was launched in the region in 2010.