Thanks to these readers, Marlene Potoura has been enabled to....
- move to a better and safer place
- take her kids on a Christmas outing
- mobilise her new learning centre
- visit her family in Bougainville for the first time in 14 years
- meet the man who killed her father
- gather material & photographs for her forthcoming memoir
- better pursue her avocation as a writer
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There are many Marlenes in Papua New Guinea. They are the ordinary people who, in large measure, have been abandoned by their own government - a malodorous government fawned upon by people and institutions who should know better, including the government of Australia.
PNG Attitude has been able to help only Marlene and her two children. Targeted assistance for the fraction of the cost of a Maserati.
We hope that, before too long, those in positions of authority where they can assist change the lives of many of the fine and hospitable people of PNG will begin to fully realise their responsibilities.
You know who you are. Perhaps you can start now. This Christmas.