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.
We Are A Team
We are a team, standing up and saying "No" to racism.
Upholding human dignity and promoting equality for every race and people remains our social responsibility.
Our mission to improve the quality of life of thousands of the vulnerable people is a privilege and an opportunity given to us by God, the creator of humankind.
Therefore, as a development partner with Indigenous engagement, all participation is based on mutual respect, trust and understanding.
Maryanne Kolkia RSM, Mercy Works Ltd PNG, In-Country Coordinator
Population: 7.16 million
37.5% live below national poverty line
Adult literacy: 61%
Under 5 mortality rate: 63 per 1,000