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Women’s Livelihoods in West Papua (Indonesia)

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Papua is Indonesia’s eastern most province with a population of approximately 2 million people and a rural poverty rate of 41%.

We support farmers to grow red beans and soya beans to supplement their family income and provide education and training about savings for education and emergencies. Read more

Our Impact

Last year, we provided over 100 families with agricultural training and raw materials to improve their livelihoods.

Donate now to support this life-changing project.

 

Country

Indonesia, Province of Papua

Partners

Christian Church in the Land of Papua (GKI-TP)

Program Unit

Relief & Development (tax-deductible)

Category

Poverty Alleviation

News from the field

  • Investing in the skills of Papuan women May 15, 2018 On a small island out on a lake in West Papua, a group of women are crafting themselves out of poverty by keeping a disappearing local art tradition alive. The banks of their lake home skirt the far limits of Papua’s most modern city, Jayapura, but people here still travel between the islands using wooden canoes. Traditional bark paintings (malo) have ...
  • In a place of extraordinary hardship, people still rise April 10, 2018 Earlier this year, I made a trip across West Papua. It’s just 150km north of Australia, but it feels a world away – one of the poorest regions in the Asia Pacific. Yet everywhere I went, what struck me most was the profound generosity and sense of community that bound people together. This runs deep in ...