WRDF has continued working with a new group in Papua New Guinea called the Young Missionary Alliance (YMA). The members of the group are young, energetic and influential professional Christian Papua New Guineans with a real heart for helping the country and its citizens in practical ways.
The first effort was a modest project providing two water tanks and associated equipment in the Trobriand Island group. Extensive follow up was done to assess impact and community reaction, which was still positive six months after installation.
At present YMA is embarking on a larger project in the same area using a range of water storage and reclaim methods, depending on the best fit for the local situation. We are quite excited that a national retail chain in PNG has agreed to supply the tanks at no cost, so we are covering the costs of transport, all the fittings and installation. Partnership is a wonderful asset.
We expect YMA to continue to develop projects in areas of water security and training. We have taken the liberty of anticipating a budget of A$30,000 for projects with this group again for 2023 as we build mutual trust.
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