Hillary Clinton's address at Pacific Leaders Forum

That vulnerable families in Samoa are able to contribute fully to their own development, the development of their community and country through income generation, job creation and participation in the village economy.

Our MISSION:

To provide and empower these families with knowledge and skills, opportunities, access to finance and markets.

Our VALUES AND BELIEFS:

  • That a sustainable change occurs slowly and requires a long-term commitment
  • That a Samoan model of development must take into account Samoan values, traditions and culture
  • That the most vulnerable people in Samoa need to develop soucres of income to increase self-reliance and independence
  • That Samoa development requires networking with communities, government and other organisations in Samoa, throughout the Pacific and internationally.

Our GOALS:

1. To provide capacity building and support for income-generating activities/programmes
2. To identify and gain access to markets for products made by vulnerable groups
3. To establish Women in Business Development Inc as a financially secured organisation with the resources to carry out its mission
4. To work with likeminded organisations within the Pacific and internationally to develop a common framework for fair trade and  organics that enables joint marketing and support in times of natural disasters
5. To promote awareness of disaster preparedness and food security among WIBDI clients
6. To develop national strategic alliances with the Ministries and Agencies (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of  C   ommerce Industry and Labour, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Development Bank of Samoa, etc)