*Numerous reviews and studies have been undertaken of WIBDI and all have confirmed that the organisation is effective in developing opportunities for income generation for rural farmers and having a positive impact on family lives. Families report they are able to make contributions to church, the village and women’s associations, thus building social capital. Others had bought fridges and cars, built houses, showers and equipment for oil pressing. Family needs are also funded; medical fees paid for older people and children, transport and education costs met for children. *Source: Aid-for-Trade case story by Kathyn Beckett
Aid-for-trade case story Report by Kathryn Beckett, Development Programme Manager, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Capabilities Developed in Communities by Fair Trade Report by John Schischka for Oceania Development Network
Organic farming in Samoa Report by Oxfam International
From tragedy to recovery: Samoa tsunami response 2009-2010 Report by Oxfam
Generations of Wisdom by The Body Shop
Women in Business in Samoa: Key findings from the August 2008 scoping mission By Kristie Drucza AusAID (team leader) and Anna Hutchens consultant (report writer) for AUSAid
Stories from the Field International Fund for Agricultural Development