About the Community –
Mangkhai Mro Para is a village of 21 families of Mro Indigenous community people. The approximate population of this village is 135. Their main medium of earning is collecting natural resources (wood, bamboo, etc). Besides, they are also dependent on the jhum (which is the traditional cultivation method of indigenous peoples living in hilly areas) and they grow various crops and survive by consuming and they sell the excess remains from it and making an extra profit. This village is almost 35 kilometers far away from the Lama Bazar and there is no transportation system. They have to walk 5-6 hours to come to the market for any emergency like medical issues or shopping. They face so many problems and difficulties in terms of geological and poor socio-economic conditions. Such as there are no primary schools and even no NGO schools. As a consequence maximum number of children cannot go to school and thus they are still outside of the light of education. They don’t have any
access to clean water and sanitation as well and as a result, they suffer from so many diseases throughout the year. They are not concerned about their rights also as maximum people of this community are still uneducated and remain backward.