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More Inclusive Village Treasury Land Management

This discussion was held in the hall of the Podoluhur Village Office and was attended by the Head of Dispermades-P3A, Head of Section for Revenue, Financial Management and Village Assets of Dispermades P3A, representatives from Bappeda, representatives from the Governance Section of the Regional Secretariat and representatives from Klirong District.


Being Young, Female and Poor

Novita, a 43-year-old woman in rural West Manggarai (Flores), has helped in her parents’ rice field since she was a young girl. Now she is married and still manages the farm while her husband, like many men in the village, travels to do non-agricultural work outside the village.


Struggling for a job

When Albert told me of how he had tried for five years to find a decent job, he had just returned from Jakarta and was on the run from the police. He had been in a fight with a police officer in a nightclub there, and they were looking for him.