Inspiring True Life Story of Ms. Faith - Life of a Papua New Guinea Woman
Read more about Faith's life story below to be inspired and share to your sister and mothers who are facing difficult moments of their lives.
by PNG Facts
Her dad got promoted to senior school inspector after completing a course at the University of Goroka. Her mum continued teaching in the village.
Faith and her two brothers would move with their father to places where he was posted. When he was transferred to Mt Hagen, their mother would visit every fortnight.
“Mom continued as a primary school teacher into grades 7 and 8 in 2008, the same year dad was promoted to education adviser in Southern Highlands.”
When he was posted to Mendi in 2010, Faith and her two elder brothers were left to look after themselves in Mt Hagen. Faith was in Grade Nine at the Mt Hagen Park Secondary School.
When their mother passed away in 2011, the three relied solely on their dad.
“I was going through rough times and I started missing the love, care and warmth of my dear mother. I started drinking and going out with friends.
“My father sent me to Tari Secondary School to cut me off from my friends.”
In 2014, she attended Pangia Secondary while staying with her mother’s sister Polly. In 2015, she joined the University of Technology (Unitech) to take up a property valuation and management course.”
Faith thanks her aunts Diane, Rachel, Nancy and Polly for supporting her.
She however ended up in a relationship which got her pregnant in 2016. His parents looked after the child.
Her partner was abusive.
“One night, he bashed me until I ran out of breath with eyes all shut, my hair was falling off my head with dead blood and he threw me in a vehicle and locked me in the vehicle for almost three weeks.”
Faith later discovered that she was pregnant again. She withdrew from school, went to her village where she gave birth.
“It was really hard and painful as the father of my child was having affairs with other women. But it did not discourage me from moving forward.”
Faith wanted to continue her studies but lacked financial support. She decided to come to Port Moresby where she met another man who took her to his family.
“I was having a better life. We were happy and I gave him a baby girl, Loyal. In 2020, I insisted on going back to school. He sent me to do my third and fourth year. But he also started playing around behind my back.”
She left him.
So after seven years, she finally got her Bachelor in Property Valuation and Management degree.
“I would like to help orphans, give them a home and education. Help the needy fight against domestic violence.”
Her advice to girls is to never give up.
“No one should make judgments. Forgiving, letting go and moving forward is the only way out when there’s no hope. God has a plan for all of us. So never give up. Never say die.”
Keynote Address of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Hon. James Marape MP at the 2023 Provincial Governors’ Conference in Port Moresby
After Seven Tough and Long Painful Years, Faith Got Her Bachelor in Property Valuation and Management – True Story to Inspire Young Papua New Guinea Girls and Women
Papua New Guinea Postal Codes: Post PNG Limited's revision improves the efficiency and reliability of mail and parcel delivery services in Papua New Guinea.