The Na’a Ana cooperative

The village of Mbo Bhenga sits at the highest point of a single-track semi-paved road traversing the mountainous spine of Flores. Before the road was cut in the 1980s, the villagers lived in isolation in a forest dominated by towering kenari trees (Canarium vulgare). Kenari nuts attracted wild pigs and were the center of a [...]

Kelompok Loba Nua Pu’u

The village of Nua Pu’u lies on the northern slope of the mountain range that forms the spine of the Flores island. A traditional community, it still maintains a square of ancestral clan houses around a central graveyard, each house bearing a high thatched roof on massive wooden pillars. Stephanus Leni is the Moso Laki [...]