The People of Tina

The communities of the Tina River Hydro Development Project are located within the Bahomea and Malango regions of Central Guadalcanal. They live in the Tina village and immediate surrounding villages including all of Malango down to the Belaha region of Malango.

The project has established partnerships with the tribes owning the core land, which is the land used for the hydro scheme construction. It has also designed a Community Benefit Share scheme for all members of the Malango-Bahomea community which include all the tribes and residents of the area.

Sharon Para

Ngongoti Village, Mbahomea Region

“In the past, I saw our women travelled for distance to have their goods sold in the market. But now, having this project, they enjoyed the benefits and able to meet their personal needs. I want to see this project come to completition and supply electricity to our communities. Thus it will enable our women to utilise their skills in tailoring and running their small businesses”.


Sam Wyne Kamilor

Raho Village, Mbelaha Region

“I am delighted for the hydropower project. It has changed and improved our lives. We are able to meet our needs and contributed to our family development, put our children in school and we even managed to get building materials to build our homes”.




Philemon Lyndon

Principal of Rate School
Tina, Mbahomea Region

“I am delighted for the hydropower project. It has changed and improved our lives. We are able to meet our needs and contributed to our family development, put our children in school and we even managed to get building materials to build our homes”.


Daniel Una

Kaimomosa Village, Malango Region

“Seeing things come together is a true excitement for me as a person who really supports this project from the very beginning. This is the right development for us. I understand that our women and children will be benefiting more once this project comes to full operation and that is what we want”.



Lucia Tatu

Pao Village, Mbelaha Region

“I would like to see that the hydropower project come to completion and supply electricity. This will not only benefit people around the hydropower site, but will supply electricity to Honiara. Currently, I am doing poultry from the projects first payout and also I am able to meet my family’s need financially for health, education and other pressing needs”.

Celestial Regina

Tina Village, Mbelaha Region

“I am happy for the project to be established within our region. Our women and children will no longer face the challenges we did faced before. I am economically empowered to meet my needs like - paying for my children’s school fees and meeting their other school needs as well as taking care of special needs of my family”.


Whitlam Kikolo

Managikiki Village, Mbahomea Region

“I look forward for the completion of the project as it will continue to benefit our people. This is first of its kind and a large scale development, that will economically benefit our future generation”.