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.

936 Keanuhea St., Kula, HI 96790 • (808) 276-2713

July 12, 2017