Papua is the western half of the island of New Guinea and the easternmost province of Indonesia. The Papuan Highlands, where Mission: Hope serves, are some of the world’s most isolated locations - truly the ends of the earth. They are one of the last areas of the world to develop at fundamental levels. For example, Papuans only began using a cash-based system in the last 50 years, and only began wearing clothes in the last 20 years. Today, almost half of Papua’s approximately three million people live under the Indonesian poverty line, approximately $0.87 per day. Families in these areas face many challenges including malnutrition, inadequate health care, tribal, political, and domestic violence, and high HIV prevalence rates.
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At Mission: Hope we know that you want to see the impact that your generosity is making possible in the ministries you support. In order to do that, you need timely, transparent updates. We believe that you deserve to hear and see what is happening in the places we serve. This is why we created our Mission Metrics and hold ourselves to a high level of accountability.