The digital mobile payment platform DUAPAY has been launched in Fiji, marking a significant milestone for women-led micro and small businesses following a successful 12-month pilot period. Developed in collaboration with Mastercard, Fintech Pacific, international development organization ygap, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Business Partnerships Platform (BPP), DUAPAY is now accessible to small business owners who have held accounts with Westpac in Fiji for the past year, with plans to expand eligibility in the near future.

DUAPAY enables business owners to easily and securely accept card and digital payments on their mobile devices, expanding their access to the digital economy and unlocking new opportunities in the tourism sector. This initiative aims to empower women entrepreneurs in Fiji by enhancing their financial capacity, particularly those who have historically faced barriers to financial inclusion.

The partnership has provided workshops and scenarios to equip women vendors with the skills and knowledge to utilize DUAPAY effectively. With the Australian government’s support, DUAPAY is set to place greater control of income and assets in the hands of women, fostering financial literacy and business growth. Overall, DUAPAY promises to increase financial inclusion and independence for women entrepreneurs not only in Fiji but also across the wider Pacific region.

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Our local Fiji team will engage women entrepreneurs, leading contextualised, community-led business and financial training, supporting human-centred design, and advocating for their adoption of the platform.

Fintech Pacific is a next generation financial technology provider driving digital transformation to help Fiji. Fintech Pacific is responsible for the design and development of the core product application of financial services as well as ongoing customer support and application updates.

Mastercard is a global payment and technology company that connects consumers, financial institutions, and merchants, as well as governments and businesses around the world. Mastercard links the secure payment platform to their global payment network.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides catalytic funding, gender expertise to strengthen social and commercial impacts, connection to an extensive network, support to capture report social impact, safeguards standards and practices, national and global recognition.