Women in Business Development Inc (established 1991) is dedicated to strengthening village economies in Samoa in ways that honor indigenous tradition, use traditional and modern technology, and promote fair trade. It empowers and equips rural families to cultivate sustainable businesses that maximize farm-based resources, whilst also facilitating trade with global and regional partners.
To provide and empower these families with knowledge and skills, opportunities, access to finance and markets.
Our organization works in 183 Samoan villages and nurtures certified organic farming enterprises. For many, this means being able to send children to school, to pay utility bills and, importantly, to have control over their lives instead of relying on remittances. On a national scale, our farmers and artisans use their skills and experience to uplift themselves and their communities. Through their collective industry, they are contributing to Samoa’s success as a nation. We also facilitate trade with global and regional partners, including The Body Shop, Ethique, All Good Organics, C1Espresso and Chef Robert Oliver and Pacific Island Food Revolution.