Pā‘upena Community Development Corporation
“The Hawaiians, for generations and generations, have been an agricultural and seafaring people. … Get the Hawaiian back to the soil and raise children who are attached thereto, who could have the benefit of out-of-door life and work, and eat cheap and nourishing food, thus re-establishing the traits of character and fine physique with which their fathers were endowed.”
— Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanaiana‘ole,
Congressional hearings, Feb. 3 to 10, 1920
The vision of Pā‘upena Community Development Corporation (CDC) is to fulfill Prince Kūhiō’s century-old dream for native Hawaiians to reconnect with Waiohuli ahupua‘a in thriving agricultural and pastoral communities, and to share this paradigm throughout the pae ‘āina (archipelago).
Kuleana — Mission:
Pā‘upena Community Development Corporation’s mission is to provide resources and training to empower fellow Hawaiian Home Lands Trust beneficiaries to build homes and self-sufficient communities.
- Ea – sovereignty, the life breath that undergirds all efforts.
- ‘Eleu – Energetic and proactive.
- E Huli‘au Kākou – Change the system, transform the community.
- Education – Train others to be financially sustainable.