THE MIND OF A PAPUA NEW GUINEA WOMAN BEHIND ‘PACIFICANA’: the remarkable story of Amanda Kanasa. Amanda is known for her Port Moresby-based local SME, branded Pacificana, that designs and sells fashion products ranging from hair flowers and coconut earrings to dresses and bags sold throughout the Pacific and now in Cairns, Australia. Originating from Baluan Island in Manus and Gabagaba village in the Central Province of Papua New Guinea, Amanda was raised by her mum in Port Moresby.
To the struggling youth of Papua New Guinea: Don’t be trapped by your past. If you’re facing family issues like mine, avoid seeking revenge. It won’t bring you peace. Instead, focus on self-improvement, stay determined, excel in your studies if you’re a student, work diligently if you’re employed, or consider starting a small business. Above all, prioritize God in all your endeavors. – Ms. Caroline Winuan.
Ms Debbie Oli was born and raised in Papua New Guinea from a mixed parentage of Central PNG father and a Scottish mother. Like every ordinary Papua New Guinea student, Debbie completed her formal education in Gerehu High School, Port Moresby National High School and Pacific Adventist University with Business Degrees and graduated with high distinctions. Mr. Des Yaninen wrote about Ms Debbie and her success story to inspire young local Papua New Guineans that it is possible to make it to the top in the World with what is provided through our local Education System. Read Debbie’s full story below.