ADRA receives US$532,608.43 in grant funding to support vulnerable families


The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Pacific American Fund, has awarded US$532,608.43 to the Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (ADRA) Samoa to support vulnerable families to reduce vulnerabilities to climate change and promote resilience, economic growth and the safety and well-being of women and children in Samoa.

ADRA Samoa will work with low or no income, women-headed households, abandoned families, and those with disabilities to build their capacity, knowledge, and understanding of key issues such as resilient agriculture, financial literacy, violence against women and children, economic growth and community disaster climate risk management.

“In Samoan communities, many of the most vulnerable households, particularly those headed by women, live in remote and inaccessible parts of designated family land.” said USAID Deputy Mission Director Betty Chung.

“That is why the US Government is proud to support ADRA Samoa who, through this US$532,608.43 award, will be working with these vulnerable families to address climate change and promote resilience, economic growth, and the safety and well-being of women and children” said Deputy Mission Director Chung.

ADRA Samoa joins 19 other organizations as USAID Pacific American Fund grantees across the Pacific region, working to enhance climate change resilience and adaptation as well as improve the lives of Pacific Islanders.