Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a beautiful country rich in culture and natural resources, but with many challenges. Rapid urbanisation has led to overcrowding, high unemployment and high crime rates. People in rural areas have severely limited access to health and education resources. Domestic violence and sexual abuse, especially against women and children, is all too common and prosecutions are rare.
Our projects in Papua New Guinea aim to empower challenged communities and improve lives. They are focused in the regions of Goroka, Mt Hagen, Kiunga, Wewak, Simbu and Port Moresby.
Population: 7.16 million
37.5% live below national poverty line
Adult literacy: 61%
Under 5 mortality rate: 63 per 1,000