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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.

Three boxes of Birthing Kits, knitted baby vests, jumpers, pens and pencils, masks and sanitizers are all winging their way to Kiriwina’s Losuia Health Care Centre, VBA’s and schools. Our In-country manager is hoping that the travel route stays open to deliver all the items personally by the end of this month. Fingers crossed.

Thanks again to all our donors, sponsors and volunteers. Without your help this work would not be possible.

#PNG#BirthTraining#BirthingKits#DFAT#FriendshipGrants#CaringforKiriwina#Kiriwina#Health#Hygiene#education#COVID.

There seems to be a theme here with the looks on the faces of these baby boys… the unprecedented times look?… what a year :O.

Photos of GORGEOUS new born babies delivered by Kavataria VBA’s – to put a smile open your dial :). Photos taken by Melcah Bwaina.

It’s not too late to get that last minute EOFY tax deductible donation in to help the women and children of Kiriwina. CLICK HERE to Donate.

#PNG#BirthTraining#BirthingKits#DFAT#FriendshipGrants#CaringforKiriwina#Kiriwina

Can anyone help? Due to many circumstances including COVID-19 closures we are in desperate need of these water buckets to fix our pumps, see photo. Any ideas?

Details as below for the rubber buckets and overall pump dimensions. Also refer the below photos.

Valve: 3,1/2 in ( 88mm ) outside diameter

Inlet : Tapped for  1,1/4. ( 32mm ) drop pipe.

Outlet open spout: 18, ½ in ( 470mm ) high.

Rubber: 73mm Outside diameter.

Inlet : 50mm Inside diameter.

The soap sent, two boxes have already being received and one box has been offloaded in Alotau.

The masks and sanitizers are still in Pom as the flights to Losuia have being cancelled due to not enough passengers travelling to and from Losuia. Hoping to get them over to the Losuia Health Centre asap!

While you are waiting for these PPE masks here are some DIY ‘do it yourself’ mask production instructions. Once the Kiriwinan translation comes in we will revise artwork and print some more posters for distribution across the Island.

#Kiriwina, #COVID-19Awareness, #Heath&Hygiene, #PNGHealth, #MaternalHealth  #CORONAVIRIS, #COVID19, #SAVELIVES, #HEALTH, #HYGIENE, #KIRIWINA, #TROBRIANDISLANDS#FriendshipGrants.

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