After sharing the experience of the Yaruwok Community Bank, at The Church National Women’s Conference in Papua, there was a huge demand from womens groups all over Papua to learn more about how to manage money.
At the beginning of 2016, in partnership with Yapelin, the ‘Our Savings, Our Future’ program was started. This will be focused on seven areas in Papua, teaching financial literacy and facilitating the setting up of small savings groups. We are still at an early stage in the process, but will be updating this page with more news soon.
This initiative is being funded in 2016 by the New Zealand Embassy in Indonesia and The Allen Fund, with technical support provided by Papua Partners.