Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern part of the world’s second largest island and is prey to volcanic activity  earthquakes and tidal waves. Linguistically  it is the world’s most diverse country  with more than 700 native tongues.

Some 80% of Papua New Guinea’s people live in rural areas with few or no facilities.

Many tribes in the isolated mountainous interior have little contact with each other  let alone with the outside world  and live within a non-monetarised economy  dependent on subsistence agriculture.