ANZ Bank has launched its first Money Minded Impact Report in the Solomon Islands.
The report’s launching follows that of bank’s financial literacy program in 2011.
The impact report measures the benefits the Money Minded program had on participants, the majority of whom were women from Rokotanikeni and the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association.
According to the Impact report, 97 per cent of participants felt more satisfied with life, less stressed about their future, better able to provide for their families and more confident in other aspects of their lives after completing the training.
Chief Executive Officer of ANZ Solomon Islands, Geoffrey Buchanan said ANZ Solomon Islands is the second country in the Pacific, after Fiji, to have produced a report measuring the impact of Money Minded on the lives of Solomon Islanders.
Money Minded is ANZ’s flagship financial literacy course, designed to boost financial inclusion in communities where ANZ operates.
It has been successfully delivered to some 6000 people across the Pacific since it was introduced in 2010.