Tuiloma Susana Taua’a
The informal sector in the developed and developing world has grown in size and social-economic importance since the discovery of the sector in the 1970s. Women feature prominently in the informal economy whether it is street commerce, domestic work or sub contract work in the home or within women’s groups or organisations. In Samoa, these home based female workers comprise one of the largest groups of the informal workforce whose income have provided an alternative albeit sustainable livelihood for many of the rural and urban Samoan families. This work is only a small step to documenting the economic contributions by Samoan women to enhancing the wellbeing of their families.