Maryanne Kolkia RSMMercy Works PNG, In-Country Coordinator
Sr Maryanne Kolkia RSM has been part of Mercy Works for 16 years. She is the coordinator for the Simbu Provence in Papua New Guinea for Mercy Works. Maryanne's skills are many and varied as a natural leader and she has a heart for the development needs of the people of PNG. She records hours of radio sessions that reach upwards of 600,000 people around the Highlands region of PNG. She is spearheading economic growth in the area through the Leave No-one Behind Savings and Loans Scheme and implementing sustainable farming. To unwind at home Maryanne will pick and dig her way around the garden and bring in the produce for the evening meal.