Vanuatu youth leaders striving to create savings culture

Youth leaders in Vanuatu are calling on young people to take control of their finances and use the banks.

The government has teamed up with ANZ to deliver a course to youth leaders from across the country, with the aim of creating a group of accredited community trainers.

Regina Peter from the Vanuatu National Youth Council says they want to empower young people to make wise financial decisions, but for those living outside the capital, getting access to a bank can be hard.

Peter told Pacific Beat that young people want to save but it is hard for them to get to banks because of transportation problems in rural communities.

She says the course will help young people plan for their future.