Twinkle Borge

Twinkle Borge is the leader of Pu’uhonua O Wai’anae (POW), a village of 250 people living unhoused on state land adjacent to the Waianae Boat Harbor. POW residents serve Waianae in various ways: conducting regular cleanups all across the Waianae Coast, feeding and clothing residents of other houseless encampments, and distributing back-to-school supplies each year to both houseless and housed families. In 2018, Borge and others led an effort to defend the village from eviction. In 2020, Borge and the village completed the purchase of 20 acres in Waianae Valley for their permanent home, and they are now working on construction. Borge is also on the Steering Committee of Hui Aloha.

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