This project provides food, water, basic supplies and financing for home and micro-business rebuilding for families affected by the recent tsunami.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Many Samoan families were devastated by the recent tsunami. At least 20 villages were completely destroyed with 10,000 people affected. At least 2,000 people are now homeless. Ruta Sao, an SPBD client, lost four children under age 5 and is now living on a mountainside under a tarp. For women like Ruta, SPBD is providing food, water and basic supplies and will begin focusing on long-term solutions to help rebuild the local economy.
How will this project solve this problem?
For emergency relief, SPBD’s local staff is providing a 20 pound sack of rice, 24 cans of fish, a large bushknife, a bucket for washing, cooking and bathing, plates, cups, spoons, 24 liters of water, mosquito coils, matches, soap, and ST$150 (US$50).
Potential Long Term Impact
In addition to meeting urgent basic needs for hundreds of Samoan families, we will also help rebuild hundreds of micro-enterprise businesses and homes so families will be able to work their way out of poverty.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,832
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,832 . The original project funding goal was $23,000.