Isolation: The Root Cause of Indigenous Poverty in Lumoli Village

Elsina Titaley, Tony Donald Pariela


This scientific work highlighted that the indigenous peoples who have long lived in the isolated hinterlands have become the main pillar of poverty in their remote community. The Millennium Development Goals established a 50% target decrease of poverty for each country who agreed, which Indonesia could not achieve despite the various policies, programs, and actions to reduce poverty. The data covered Lumoli as an integral part of Indonesia. This study aimed to describe long-term isolation as the main cause of poverty in Lumoli. A qualitative case study was used to collect the data, and in-depth interviews were conducted with several important participants. The study findings revealed that long-term isolation is the root cause of community poverty in Lumoli.



Keywords: poverty, alienation, government service.



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