More than 30 percent of people in rural PNG live more than 2 kilometres from a road. Many areas are simply inaccessible by road. This isolates whole communities from accessing schools, healthcare, and income. For many in PNG, dinghies and boats are the only way to reach essential services. 

One way the local church is helping serve its community, is by restoring a schooner vessel that can supply medicine and school supplies to 29 remote hospitals and health stations in Milne Bay. 

The ability to resupply medical clinics is crucial. One in 13 children die each year in PNG, mostly from preventable diseases. Childhood malnutrition and infant mortality rates are the highest in the Asia Pacific region, with 48 percent of all children showing signs of growth stunting. 

With help from Anglican Aid supporters, the Endurance schooner will be restored so it can act as a lifeboat of supplies for those Milne Bay clinics with no other way to access medicines. 

Will you partner with us in providing medicine and school supplies to communities in Milne Bay? 

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