Penda - a financial app to help victims of family violence

What is Penda?

Penda is a free and simple to use app for mobile devices. It combines financial tips, safety and legal information and referrals for women who have experienced domestic and family violence.

Financial security is a key element in ensuring women's long term safety from violence, as poverty and financial hardship often cause women to stay in, or return to abusive relationships.

Friends, family, employers and support people can also use Penda to help others.

Why use Penda?

Penda includes information and referrals to services related to domestic violence such as:

  • financial services
  • emergency money
  • Centrelink and crisis payments
  • managing money and debt after separation or divorce
  • child support and parenting
  • housing and property settlement
  • visa and immigration

What about user safety?

Safety features include warnings prior to and after a download, a lock screen game function and optional passcode access settings. Penda also provides information on risk factors, safety planning and the safe use of technology.

How do I download Penda?

Step 1:  Go to your app store either the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Step 2:  Search Penda and tap to download.

Step 3:  Follow the download prompts.

Who created Penda?

This app was developed by Women's Legal Service Queensland with funding from Financial Literacy Australia.


Last updated: 04/06/2019