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Safe Water for Remote Communities (PNG)

Lack of clean water supplies in isolated rural communities in PNG especially affect women and children with both the burden of carrying water and the incidence of water-borne diseases.

For almost 20 years the United Church in PNG has been providing water tanks, gravity fed systems, and taps close to home.

But hardware wasn’t enough, people’s behaviour needs to change. The “Rait Mama” campaign in Milne Bay targets women as change agents who encourage their family and community members to wash their hands with soap, taking care with food preparation and toilet use. Finally, we are seeing decreases in waterborne disease as a result of the campaign.

This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Thanks to ANCP, we’re making a huge difference together; lifting families out of poverty and helping people improve their lives.

Check out the impact we’re making!

Our Impact

Since 2015 our partners have worked with 5,822 people in 3 Milne Bay communities to improve water supply and hygiene behaviour.

2,511 people received education and access to safe water and sanitation


Papua New Guinea


United Church in PNG

Program Unit

Relief & Development (tax-deductible)


Poverty Alleviation