Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Creating a safe, sustainable environment

Mim has been busy helping communities submit formal proposals for water supply and sanitation projects. This involves walking up to two hours through beautiful mountains; meeting community leaders in traditional homes; drinking coffee; and being invited to chew betelnut and talk water with village elders.

Emmaus Farm

“I have done a lot of work in relation to developing a business case to justify the purchase of a 15 metre boat; eaglewood plantations; the four PNG Sustainable Development Projects (PNGSDP) Ltd projects; miscellaneous advice for Bishop and have participated in pastoral activities. Importantly, I have been coordinating the activities at Emmaus farm – a significant workload, but an exciting one.”

A non-trivial matter

An environmental engineer and registered nurse respectively, Mim and Damian have answered a request made of Palms Australia to work with Hatubuilico Parish and Clinic to meet their environmental management and health goals.


Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another; it is the only means. - Albert Einstein