Kavataria Village image courtesy Shea Caplice

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions flights to the island have been limited. Our In-Country manager Toks Bwaina flew to Kiriwina on Saturday morning to check up on all of our projects and report back. He has taken birthing kits, pens, sanitizers and face masks to deliver to Losuia Health Centre, VBA’s and schools. As the internet connection from the Island is very unreliable we will fill you in on his progress once we receive news.

Thanks again to all our sponsors and donors for making all this assistance possible.

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Toks Bwaina addressing the CFK VBA’s during the 2019 VBA training trip.

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.


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.

In-country manager notes that due to Covid 19 restrictions on public gatherings only a hand full of VBAs were asked to come and distribute the items. Thank you to all our fantastic sponsors and donors for making this all possible!

Our fabulous co-head VBA Dulcie (second from left) distributing donated items to VBA’s from villages across the Island.

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