Many Westerners come to Samoa and quickly make one of two judgments: all Samoans are poor OR no Samoans are poor.
That dichotomy can be perplexing, so I decided to engage a Centre Manager (loan officer) in a conversation about it. One who stood firmly with the belief that all Samoans are poor. None of this should be treated as a final judgment. Far too early for that.
Everyone in Samoa is poor, he stated.
If I ask the people if they’re poor, what...Continue Reading >>