PROVIDING A SAFE AREA FOR PEOPLE & LIVESTOCK
Due to the climate changes the Keram grassland villagers of the Angoram District recognised that there were big challenges ahead, as now in the wet season the river water rises to a depth of 8-11 meters. At this time their stilt homes flood and the domestic animals drown. The pigs and chooks have to be kept in the family home as there is no other place to put them. Babies, elderly and the disabled are the most affected during the flooding season and are usually the first to drown.
HEAPS PNG and these villages were fortunate to receive UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme funding to enable them to implement a sustainable food management project through building floating gardens and platforms.
Floating platforms built
Platforms being used as a central fish market and a safe area for livestock
Floating vegetable gardens built
The video we made of this project was a successful winner in the PNG Human Right Film festival 2017 which toured major towns in the country. Link