According to Samoa International Trade Centre (ITC) executive director Arancha Gonzalez, women put back 90 per cent of their earnings into the community compared to 40 per cent with men. “It’s a statistic that shows why investing in women is not just fair or right but actually makes sense,” says Gonzalez.
Further, “because women re-invest in the communities so heavily they are a powerful instrument to achieve development.”
According to Gonzalez, only one per cent of the global procurement market goes to women. The Samoa program will help women’s groups produce enough quantities, with the necessary quality standards, packaging and labeling.
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“The Body Shop founder, the late Anita Roddick, said many years ago: “If you can’t see the face of the farmer in what you are doing, then what you are doing is wrong.”
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