Fuller Center for Housing Mission Trip to Papua New Guinea
The Fuller Center In Papua New Guinea will focus on helping families in rural areas of New Ireland Province. Rural families in Papua New Guinea tend to live with their extended families. On average the size of an extended family is 5-7 adults and their children. Many of these families currently live in homes built out of untreated round logs and sago thatch. In grass land areas grass is used as roofing. These homes would typically only last 3-5 years.
The Fuller Center in Papua New Guinea is looking to help these families by working with them to provide simple , decent, and affordable homes. The work is led by a Board of Directors of dedicated Papua New Guineans who donate their time and energy into making the program possible. However, we need volunteer teams to help provide funding for these homes and assist with the building which is where you come in!
Each trip to Papua New Guinea will be with a group of mission-minded volunteers – typically 8-20 total – who want to experience the world, meet new people, and make a difference. No skills required and trips last 1-2 weeks
Papua New Guinea is located in the Pacific ocean just north of Australia. The country consists of the eastern half of the island of New Guinea along with many smaller islands. Papua New Guinea is known as one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Even though they only have a population of 7 million, there are over 800 different languages spoken. Papua New Guinea is also one of the most rural countries in the world as less than a 1/4 of it’s population live in urban areas and it is believed that there are still uncontacted people groups.
Global Builders teams will be working in and around the town of Kavieng which is the capital of the province of New Ireland and located on the island of the same name. The city is made up of 19,000 people and is a popular dive, trekking, and surf location due to its biological diversity and close proximity to other islands.