17 Jun 2013

Biggest church in Samoa to start lending to its members

3:23 pm on 17 June 2013

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa will soon start a loan scheme to help members who need funds to develop their families.

It's the first time the church has separately loaned money to its followers after the establishment of a similar scheme called the To'omaga, for parishes only.

A senior officer of the church who did not want to be named says the loan scheme is one of the issues discussed in the recent general meeting.

Establishing a bank was also discussed and this could become a reality in the next four years.

Meanwhile hundreds of church families who suffered as a result of Cyclone Evan six months ago have received financial assistance from a one million US dollar fund approved by the church to help rebuild damaged homes and other properties.