Road infrastructure, health and education are lacking at the remote Upper Bundi area of Madang Province.
It has gotten so bad that in desperation, those who are sick give pigs to fellow villagers to carry them to the nearest health centre.
One of the locals, Regina Mandawe, said though they vote in their political representative every five years, their leaders soon forget about them every time.
“Gavman giamanim mipla na rot ino kam,” she said. (The government lied to us; there is no road.)