APP OF THE MONTH
PENDA COST: Free OS: IOS 8.0 or later, Android 4.1 and up
Penda is a financial empowerment app for women who face domestic or family violence and are considering separation and divorce.
Developed with funding from Financial Literacy Australia, Penda offers tips on financial safety planning, information about accessing emergency money, including crisis payments, plus legal referrals and emergency housing. It offers a number of important security features including an optional passcode security setting and a lock-screen game accessed by shaking the device or tapping an icon. If you don’t feel safe downloading Penda onto your phone, ask a friend, relative or co-worker to download it onto theirs.
Penda is packed with advice to help all women whose longterm relationship is coming to an end to find their financial freedom. The broader topics covered include managing money and debt after separation or divorce, child support and parenting, and property settlement.