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WHAT WE DO


We identify solvable problems at their sources.  Next we assemble a “tribe” of partners who have mutual interest in changing the problems.  Then we execute the solutions and provide ongoing support.  Finally, we follow up, report, and give credit publicly to the partners in the “tribe.”

WHY WE DO IT


We are uniquely positioned to impact, change, and save lives.
We are world changers and we are passionate about changing as many worlds as we can

HOW WE DO IT


We do it with our own team of experts as well as, corporate, government, NGO, church, and individual partners.
We do it in a way that brings honour to all involved and…we do it the Papua New Guinean way.

FAQ


Q. How is the Tribal Foundation funded?
A: We are funded through individual, government, corporate, NGO, and project support

Q: Where is the Tribal Foundation based?
A: We have offices in Port Moresby (PNG) Montrose, Colorado (USA) and Melbourne (Australia).

Q: Is the Tribal Foundation a religious organization?
A: No, we are a humanitarian organization that works with all sorts of groups and organizations including churches and other NGOs.

Q: What is unique about the Tribal Foundation?
A: We are a bridge that has the ability to span from the western world to small villages. We have connected some of the world’s largest governments and enterprises to villagers in a way that is meaningful and rewarding to all.

Q: How can I be a part of the Tribe?
A: You can receive our updates by providing your contact information here and you can support financially by clicking here.

OUR VISION


To see Papua New Guinea develop into the best nation it can become, for its people.

OUR MISSION


To combine our local understanding with humble expertise and build a solid foundation that will bring about significant and sustainable development for the people of Papua New Guinea.

OUR TEAM


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GT Bustin
Founder and President
* Social Entrepreneur
* Executive Producer
* Original Jungle Boy

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Ruth Kissam
Director of Operations
* Voice for the Voiceless
* Leader in Gender Appreciation
* Fearless Warrior for Justice

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Wendy White
Executive Assistant
* Administrator
* Graphic Designer
* Beekeeper

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Dia Bogana
Office Administrator
* Bookkeeper
* Manager
* Community Developer

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Geoff Ila
Partnership Development Manager
* Partner Development
* Social Media / Public Relations
* PNG PUK PUK

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Jonah Irum
Logistician/Social Enterprise Development
* Logistics Coordinator
* Social Enterprise Developer
* Crocodile Hunter

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Samina Yip
Director of Australian Operations
* PNG born and bred
* Grants, SOPs and Strategy
* Proficient at mixing pidgin and motu in the one sentence!

PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER STAFF


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Michelle Lucero, Esq.
Legal Eagle & Strategist
Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel – Children’s Hospital Colorado
*Recipient of Woman of Distinction, Business Leader of the Year and Top 25 Most *Powerful Women accolades
*Lover of life, adventure & changing the world

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Evan J Paki
International Government Relations
* Former Ambassador to USA, Canada & Mexico (2003-2012)
* Social entrepreneur & Change agent
* Mango junkie

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Mark Hauswald
Medical Director
* Professor of Emergency Medicine
* Director of Global Health Programs - University of New Mexico
* Acrobatic Pilot and Failed Retiree

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Nancy Kerr
MD, MPH, Medical Director
* Obstetrician & Gynecologist and researcher in public health
* University of New Mexico Assistant Professor and advocate for women
* Hiker and skier as long as my knees (replaced) will let me

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Laura Simpkins
U.S. Project Manager
* Advocate for needs of diverse populations regarding gender-based violence and women’s empowerment
* Lover of all things PNG
* Life-long student of Tok Pisin

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