Caritas’ work in Papua New Guinea focuses on sustainable livelihoods, improving health, disaster preparedness and education.
This project aims to assist the vulnerable rural communities in the dioceses of Kimbe, Kavieng and Bougainville to improve their quality of life by providing agriculture and fishery-based alternative livelihoods, clean water supply and sanitation and hygiene needs. Caritas supports this project with financial help from the government’s New Zealand Aid Programme. It follows on from a very successful pilot project in Kimbe.
In the past New Zealand primary children have raised money to build new classrooms for Rulna in Papua New Guinea from 2007 to 2009. Read more here.