Anglicare PNG, a non-governmental organization, has launched its ’Kisim na Givim ’ project to enhance the livelihood of people living with HIV and AIDS.
The project is aimed at benefiting individuals at a small scale.
So far twelve of the key population has already benefited.
Three people living with HIV and AIDS in Western Highlands Province are beneficiaries of the Kisim na Givim Program by Anglicare PNG.
They were given capital seeds to start up small and medium businesses to enhance their livelihood.
After a thorough research by Anglicare PNG to help enhance people’s livelihood, they found out that most victims of HIV and Aids die too early from discrimination, by not being accepted into a home or community.
This affected them to survive and be a part of a community by contributing to the development of the Country or even themselves.
Anglicare PNG then established a program called Asset Based Community Development Project, and came up with the Kisim na Givim program which saw the NGO distributing seed capitals to this vulnerable group and then train them with life skill trainings to venture into SME business so that they can support themselves.
The Kisim na Givim program is a partnership between Anglicare PNG, the social welfare arm of the Anglican PNG Church, Brian Bell Company and the Indian Association of PNG.
More support and partnership is needed to extend this program nationwide.
By Vasinatta Yama, EM TV – Mt Hagen