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Balancing family, work, church and social and cultural obligations.
Commercializing the bank’s operation and expanding products and services in a responsive and innovative manner to meet customer’s needs and improve financial inclusion while carrying out its development banking mandate successfully.
For me, it’s a special day to be still for a moment and acknowledge God’s blessings on the lives of great women in the world, in Tonga and in our communities, who have successfully paved the way for women today. It is important for us day to reflect on our role models’ prayerful lives, courageous sacrifices and lasting accomplishments to inspire ourselves individually to faithfully set a goal, big or small, for ways we can further contribute to lifting the economic livelihoods, security, empowerment, health, education and freedom of women in our countries.
The no fee ‘Ave Pa’anga Pau, APP, remittance voucher system launched on Valentine’s Day 2017 has successfully increased the flow of money from New Zealand to loved ones in Tonga, who mostly are women. APP has also positively impacted on lowering the cost of sending money so that more money is received by women and their families in Tonga. Most senders are on the Pacific Labour Mobility Scheme and recipients, mostly women, are banking for the first time. We support them with banking products to help them save and support their investment plans to improve their livelihoods. We are excited and looking forward to expanding APP to the Australia corridor this year.