Remittances the lifeblood

Dear Editor,

Re: Poverty comes in different forms

Totally agree with E.M the only reason why there’s no evidence of third world poverty is because of remittances from overseas. 

The only reason why we support our families in Samoa is because our families needed support. Remittances are worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the economy of Samoa every year, it creates business opportunities, it creates job opportunities and it’s earning tax revenue for the government every single time money is used in business activities. 

We are looking after our families, and we are also helping the economy of Samoa. There are more Samoans living in N.Z. and Australia than people in Samoa, that means the foreign aid money from these two countries is indirectly funded by Samoans living and working in those countries. 

It’s amazing what Samoans from overseas can do for their dear country of Samoa. Our duty to our families in Samoa has a powerful and positive effect on the economy and it’s a beneficial partnership - a great service with a smile to our dear country and people.


Le Mafa P

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