Miki, is one of the holdouts that has stayed on
to live his life. Miki is now 25
years old and works the family land that has
been in the family for more. generations than
can be remembered. His day starts at 5am when he
wakes to start the coffee for his family that
live in the surrounding 5 homes. From
there he hits the trail to the family field that
needs attending for the day. The main
crops are Yucca, Name, & Rice. Miki has 4
brothers and one sister all of whom still live
in the the family estate, the youngest is
3 years of age.
the days that a newspaper arrives, Miki
it from front to back. Having
never had a television for miles around,
a news paper is a welcome sight.
Now that the road is near, newspapers
come more often.
Mike has found work on farms in distant
provinces'. He prefers the rural
environment rather than the city.
Most of his cousins, including Juan from
above, have taken to the lure of the
Miki crossing the San Miguel River in
Miki is an expert river fisherman
attended the local school system, that
was founded by his grandfather, till 6th
grade. Only 3 years after his last
year, the school was extended to a 9th
grade system. Being he had been
out for 3 years he was too old to be
reaccepted for further education.
Miki with his mom and 2 brothers - 1996
years ago Miki married,
his wife Romi, they are shown here in
front of their unfinished home.
Miki and Romi finished their home in
late 2012 and now have running water.
Currently Miki is working with the
neighbor family. It is harvest
season and the community comes together
to help each other. The average work day
starts at 7am till 3pm. In many
cases this requires walking on the
jungle trails early morning in the dark.
The daily pay is $15 and, most of the
time, includes lunch. Miki usually meets
Romi at her parents house, in San
Miguel, for dinner at 4pm. The
trail home from there is usually in the
dark so they always carry flashlights.
Some moonlight nights a flashlight is
Miki and Romi Video Coming In 2014