In January 2012 while I was working in Port Moresby one local NGO asked me to help them with documenting life of disabled people. Unfortunately I didn’t have much time for this project, hopefully I will be able to help them with the visual documentation of their work in close future.
Before I’ve been contacted by that NGO, I met Janetta Douglas in Port Moresby, an Australian woman, who helps disabled people in PNG. She took me to the Pari village, the home a small community of handicapped people.
Pari village is situated on the south coast of PNG, few kilometres to the east from Port Moresby. It is a very nice and quite traditional Papuan village on the water, inhabited by Motu speakers.
More than 20 disabled people live in Pari, many of them do not have wheelchairs and can’t leave their homes for years. But even for those lucky ones, who received help from the NGO’s or altruists, moving in Pari is very difficult. The roads don’t have pavement and there are no ramps for the wheelchairs.
Janetta Douglas raises funds in Australia to bring Pari residents wheelchairs and other aid. If you wish to help people PNG disabled people, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org Your help will be very much appreciated!