Announcement: Support our Scholarship Program
We run after school programs that empower children to learn about exercise, their bodies, healthy snacks and healthy life.
We fundraise all year to help families living in poverty each month with diapers, wipes, linens, towels and needed supplies.
We partner with overseas organisations to bring in supplies, donate water, funding and items that will help affected families.
We partner with local super markets to give donations to families in need and help families learn the importance of food.
We give scholarships to students to learn about existing problems in Samoa, so they can go on to make changes in their communities.
Families affected by COVID-19
COVID-19 has caused a nationwide lockdown in Samoa due to the current State of Emergency. Most businesses have closed down and workers been laid off causing many families to struggle with making ends meet.
While we have no cases of COVID-19, our small island nation is still feeling the effects of this horrible pandemic. A lot of families in Samoa earn their income by selling their farming produce or handicrafts but due to the State of Emergency policies all flea markets and selling goods roadside have been banned.
We have been working hard with a few partners local and overseas to help provide for children and families whose lives have been turned upside down.
Did you know $20 USD can go a long way in Samoa?
$20 USD = $55 Tala
We can buy:
- 1x Bag Rice
- 1x Bag Flour
- 1x Box Tinned Fish
- 1x Dozen Eggs
That’s enough to help families who need assistance.
If you want to support and help struggling families in Samoa, you can set up a recurring monthly donation and we will purchase the goods on your behalf and give to vulnerable families around Samoa.
Donate to Brown Girl Woke
We help the community in Samoa in many different ways and we’re always in need of your support to we can help our most vunerable communities.
Your donations can help support all our programs, workshops, giving to families in need, providing scholarships to university students and so much more!
You can donate using the form here, or by donating via Venmo or PayPal directly to our BGW Account (See below for account details)
Donate via PayPal
If you wish to instead send a monetary donation to Brown Girl Woke to help us fund the shpping costs, you can donate via our PayPal.
Donate via Venmo
You can also donate to help cover the shipping costs using Venmo send to username or scan the QR code below:
Familes We’ve Helped
Through your donation we are able to help families in need and change the future for our country.
“We are a small family still trying to develop despite difficulties. My husband and I are unemployed; we depend greatly on our plantation for food supplies and also a source of income. He cares for his family’s plantation and then the crops we have surrounding our home which we use to sell once or twice a week and if we are lucky we earn $70.”
“I only have two children attending school while my eldest helps me with our chores especially with the plantation. We depend on the rain and if there is no rain we walk to families closer to the main road to fetch buckets of water. Water is a necessity for any family and we need it to survive.”
“For me and my son, we depend on our plantation for survival, because I am unemployed and so we live off our crops.”
“I want to provide a better life for my son, but I do not have the capacity or financial support to do so, which breaks my heart sometimes,”
“With the very little money we receive from the crops, we allocate it to weekly expenses but even though we have so little we are blessed to have something. It is true what they say, it is better to have something than nothing,”
“We really wish we had a water tank, that our family can use to store water when the supply of water is disconnected,”