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Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands consists of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and north-west of Vanuatu. The terrain is overwhelmingly mountainous and heavily forested and as a result most of the population lives along the coast of each island. Approximately one fifth of the country’s population live in urban areas, and of these some two-thirds reside in the capital city Honiara.

A massive 96% of the population of the Solomon Islands is Christian and incredibly, 70% are under 30. This has enabled Mothers’ Union to really grow and develop over the years since it began working in the region in the 1930’s. They have become a wonderfully outreaching and community focused Mothers’ Union group. Their current activities include:

  • Training workshops (nutrition, vocational skills)
  • Sunday School
  • Girls Friendly Society
  • Hospital visitation
  • Parenting Programme
  • Prison ministry
  • Adult literacy
  • Women’s refuges
  • Mothers’ Union guesthouses