Fiji THRIVE Program

From Face Masks to Fashion: Kumkee Print and Designs

During the pandemic, a Lautoka-based family had a unique home business idea—selling fashion-forward facemasks. In 2021, as Fijians returned to work, husband and wife team George and Olga Kumkee saw a rising demand for reusable face masks. Seizing this moment, George used his graphic design skills to transform protective wear...

THRIVE with Nature's Finest: Ranjana Malti's Business Journey in Fiji

Ranjana Malti manages 'Nature's Finest' from her family farm in Dilkusha, Nausori, on Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu. Nausori is next to the Rewa River, Fiji's widest and longest river, which provides a gentle cooling breeze most days. Malti's day begins at 6 am, tending to her chickens, and she...

National Volunteering Week - Shean's Story

To give an idea of how Shean Gannon ended up volunteering with us, his story starts with a passion for business, adventure, and a deep commitment to making a difference. From growing up on a dairy farm in the small town of Tinamba, nestled in the heart of Victoria's Shire of Wellington,...

New inclusive development program for Fiji exceeds expectations

One month into delivering ABV’s  latest business capability development program with the Pacific’s largest regional bank, Bank of South Pacific (BSP), ABV’s Skilled Business Professional Kaylene Benson says the Fiji-based program has already exceeded expectations.   Preparing for her trip back to Australia following an intensive workshop period for 21 promising local...

Volunteer Kaylene Benson Returns from Fiji THRIVE Program

Skilled Business Volunteer, Kaylene Benson, is back home after following an intensive three-week program equipping 25 promising Fiji business leaders under our latest program with BSP Financial Group Limited, Fiji THRIVE. As she says, it comes back to bringing out the best in people. "When you're able to elevate people with the support...

Media Release: Fiji THRIVE Launched to Empower Local Businesses

BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) in partnership with Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) today launched Fiji THRIVE, a co-designed business development program for locally-owned, including women-led, businesses in Fiji. Drawing on the vast potential of micro and small to medium sized enterprises (MSMEs), the program will commence with providing training and...

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