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.