Papua New Guinea
The Kinjibi Tribe in Papua New Guinea received construction supplies donated by Portland Roasting to build a primary school. The school serves children of workers at the Madan Estate, a longtime partner of Portland Roasting.
To help educate adults, Portland Roasting financed a women’s literacy program on the Madan Estate. In collaboration with our customers, we supported a large-scale book drive to acquire books for the workers in the program.
Papua New Guinea is the largest developing country in the South Pacific region. It struggles with economic growth and education for adults in particular is a true need. Literacy rates for adult men are 64% of the population and for women it is even less at 59%.
This project supports the following Millennium Development Goals:
#2, achieve universal primary education
#3, promote gender equality and empower women