Pawa Givim Meri

Pawa Givim MeriThis year we are continuing our Pawa Givim Meri project in eleven villages along the Kokoda Track. Via Pawa Givim Meri, we run small business workshops, cooking classes, and literacy training with women's groups in villages, assisting them to earn an income from the trekking industry. The women are establishing permanent shop fronts from which they can sell their food and products like solar lights to passing trekkers. >> Read more about it here >>

Skills Training & Improving Livelihoods

Skills Training and Improving LivelihoodsThe Foundation supports training and skills development of men and women from the Kokoda region via our construction and other trades projects. Throughout the year, local villagers spend time with Australian volunteers to be trained in carpentry, building, and mechanics. We also support small business training including basic accounting and bookkeeping principles. >> Click here to read more about our livelihoods projects >>


Australian Geographic joined us on the Kokoda Track when we first began our microbusiness initiatives. Check out the wonderful article they published about their experiences here!