ANZ gives to Fijian charity Live & Learn

ANZ staff members and Fiji's Live & Learn representatives during the handover at the bank's headquarters in Suva yesterday. Picture: SUPPLIED

WOMEN in Drawa communities in rural Vanua Levu will benefit from an ANZ gift of $A10,000 ($F15,300) to Fijian charity Live & Learn.

ANZ raised the funds through its “Five to Thrive” leadership challenge where staff members across ANZ globally were invited to commit to five leadership behaviours as daily habits. With every challenge completed, ANZ contributed $A20 ($F31) to a project.

ANZ Fiji country head Saud Minam said they were pleased to strengthen their partnership with Live & Learn through their flagship financial literacy program MoneyMinded and continue supporting their financial inclusion work with the villagers of Drawa.

Doris Susau, country manager Live & Learn, said the gift would go directly towards the economic empowerment of women and their livelihood activities in the Drawa block communities in rural and remote Vanua Levu.

“ANZ is committed to helping people and communities thrive and we have taken another significant step in bringing this to life by establishing a dedicated financial inclusion team here in Fiji,” Mr Minam said.

“More than 9000 Fijians have participated in MoneyMinded, which was made possible by ANZ staff volunteers.

By establishing a team that is dedicated to the delivery of our MoneyMinded program, as well as other financial inclusion activities, we recognise the importance of financial literacy in our community.

“Independent research has confirmed that MoneyMinded is making an impact and ANZ will continue to support financial literacy here in Fiji because we believe that investing our efforts in this area is important.”

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