Roadside community. Ho Chi Minh Trail, Vietnam. January 10, 2004.
This is a young community of local tribal groups relocated by the Vietnamese government to "watch over the road." Previously nomadic, this community now lives in one location and is headed by a Communist Party cadre. This man, who lives amongst the community on land given to him by the government, is responsible for educaton and working in collaboration with the tribal chief.
There is no electricity here. Only batteries.