Walking (or more accurately hiking…) Around the Community

During initial interviews in Chaguite, it was realized that the concept of community was little more than a common name for a common region.  Community-level social infrastructure was minimal. A key reason for this lack of community organization was lack of communication between residents. This was highlighted by the fact that “many residents noted that they are not in communication with anyone and that they must rely on themselves and God” (Aday, forthcoming). As stated in my abstract, the independent variable of this study is the level of community organization and this will be used to try to determine the dependent variable: the effectiveness of resource implementation (the dependent variable).

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