|Typical village house in Samap|
The men are returning from Madang. It’s a trip that has just earned the community more than 12 thousand dollars from the sale of buai or betelnut – the fruit of the aceca palm traditionally chewed during social gatherings.
|L-R Brothers Henry and Robert Mandu|
|Four of the nine boats brought from buai sales|
Theirs is a relationship based on trust and constant communication. No lawyers. No overseas consultants. No written agreements. It’s an arrangement that is working with little trouble.
|Henry packing cocoa dried beans|