The Widows Association today carried out their community service program and cleaned in and around the Waigani Police Station.
They have been doing community service voluntarily since the association began, and with the New Year out of the way, have started the program in Port Moresby.
The Widows Association has 2000 registered widows nationwide, with several offices around the country.
The widows are from the North West District where the Waigani police station is located. They’re doing general cleaning around the station.
Widows Association founder, Maria Unde, said the cleaning is a part of the community service program, and the first in NCD.
“We would like to contribute in our own way,” Unde said.
Waigani Police Station Commander, Jerry Yawa, said this type of initiative is the way forward in getting the community to work together with the police.
Maria said most of the widows have been either abandoned by their children or have no form of income.
” We get by any way we can,” Unde said.
The Widows Association also carries out community services in other provinces.
Recently the widows association conducted a financial education program with BSP and had 200 widows opened bank accounts with BSP.
They also have a Micro Scheme where the association does grants loans to the widows to help them.
But the association hopes this year the government can also lend a helping hand. assists the association.