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Catherine Schmidt<br />ANTH 360 Spring 2010<br />Roads of the Maleku<br />
Questions I asked the people<br />
What the people said:<br />“We need improvements”<br />“The roads are bad.”<br />“It’s hard to walk on the roads.”<br />De...
Observations<br />
Walking<br />It takes one hour to walk from the last village to the bus stop to get into town.<br />
Bicycles<br />Bicycles are the fastest and cheapest way to travel on the Maleku reservation.<br />
Buses<br />It costs $40 per month per child for transportation to and from high school.<br />Buses come to take people to ...
Trucks<br />
Horses<br />Few people have horses because it costs a lot of money to keep them. <br />
Cross the river…<br />
On this bridge. <br />The bridges are wooden. Trucks and buses have to cross a couple to get to the villages.<br />
Flooding with little rain.<br />
Drainage system.<br />
Sidewalk community...<br />Because most people do not have cars, many houses do not have or need direct road access. <br /...
Or not.<br />The only sidewalks were directly adjacent to the Methodist church. <br />The rest of the community did not ha...
How could better roads improve the quality of life for this community?<br />
Secure bridges…<br />Bridges that can safely support tour buses would encourage larger groups of tourists to come, boostin...
Street/Drainage improvements…<br />Sidewalks with underground drainage systems would clean the area from mud.<br />Trees a...
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  1. 1. Catherine Schmidt<br />ANTH 360 Spring 2010<br />Roads of the Maleku<br />
  2. 2. Questions I asked the people<br />
  3. 3. What the people said:<br />“We need improvements”<br />“The roads are bad.”<br />“It’s hard to walk on the roads.”<br />Desya<br />Sophia<br />
  4. 4. Observations<br />
  5. 5. Walking<br />It takes one hour to walk from the last village to the bus stop to get into town.<br />
  6. 6. Bicycles<br />Bicycles are the fastest and cheapest way to travel on the Maleku reservation.<br />
  7. 7. Buses<br />It costs $40 per month per child for transportation to and from high school.<br />Buses come to take people to Guatuso or other places around the country.<br />
  8. 8. Trucks<br />
  9. 9. Horses<br />Few people have horses because it costs a lot of money to keep them. <br />
  10. 10. Cross the river…<br />
  11. 11. On this bridge. <br />The bridges are wooden. Trucks and buses have to cross a couple to get to the villages.<br />
  12. 12. Flooding with little rain.<br />
  13. 13. Drainage system.<br />
  14. 14. Sidewalk community...<br />Because most people do not have cars, many houses do not have or need direct road access. <br />This is an area that is of good quality, with the sidewalks. <br />
  15. 15. Or not.<br />The only sidewalks were directly adjacent to the Methodist church. <br />The rest of the community did not have sidewalks. <br />Muddy pathway<br />
  16. 16. How could better roads improve the quality of life for this community?<br />
  17. 17. Secure bridges…<br />Bridges that can safely support tour buses would encourage larger groups of tourists to come, boosting the economy of these villages.<br />
  18. 18. Street/Drainage improvements…<br />Sidewalks with underground drainage systems would clean the area from mud.<br />Trees along the streets would shade the roads and sidewalks for more comfortable for pedestrians.<br />

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