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COVID 19 has greatly impacted the lives of the people. The supply of yams and other staple food crops has reduced which has affected the livelihood of the people through the shortage of food supply and starvation.

We have organised the Food Security Program to encourage and promote subsistence farming on Kiriwina. The garden crops maintain the livelihood of the people we need to maintain the culture so that people value the yams and feel proud of themselves.

We have made two gardens on Kiriwina as the host of the Food Security Program. The program will run for a year, to begin with, and they will celebrate the program after the yam harvest in July/Aug next year.

We have sent 27 cartons of yam seeds to Kiriwina for planting due to low supply of yam seeds on Kiriwina.

Thanks to the work of our in-country manager Toks and our sponsors and donors this vital assistance is taking place as I type.

Great friend of the Lawton Family and Caring for Kiriwina, and husband our one of our head VBA’s has been suffering terribly from TB for a while now and is being transported to Alotau hospital for further treatment. We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery! xx

Nelson and Dulcie during healthier times at our September training trip last year.
Nelson with the Lawton Water pump plaque.