Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands is 3-hours flight from Australia. It’s a further flight and boat-ride to get to the Makira Province. From there it’s a 20-minute trek through creek-beds to the Torah community.
The Torah community has a population of 300 people living in 45 houses, spread across five sub-villages.
Access to Torah is difficult; there are no roads and it is inaccessible by sea due to the reefs surrounding the shores. The only access is via foot.
Getting infrastructure to Torah is a logistical challenge. Firstly the pipes, taps, and other infrastructure will need to be transported by cargo ship to Namuga, on the north side of the peninsula. The cargo will need to be unloaded by hand and transported by a small boat or canoe through a tidal estuary that penetrates the peninsula. The materials will then need to be carried through a jungle creek to Torah.