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Samoa: Build Back Better for cyclone Evan affected people

Talo Peauvasa Talaepa and his family are very pleased to have permanent shelter after passing almost two years in a temporary shelter. Like Talo Peauvasa Talaepa’s family, 64 other cyclone-Evan affected households are now eligible for a cyclone proof dwelling with enhanced resilience. This has been more

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Stepping out of poverty

A mother and son team from Saleaumua are actively attempting to step out of poverty, by applying local knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to improve their livelihoods.  Meaatoa Vaaiga and her son, Eugene, form part of the 26.9 percent of the Samoan population that lives under basic needs povemore

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UNDP funds office for SAME

SAME now has an office with which they will be in a better position to consult with local members and those who need information. Thanks to the technical assistance provided by UNDP, it will also enable the Samoa Association of Manufacturers and Exporters, to recruit a technical advisor and personnemore