A Story of Natural Disaster Prevention in Indonesia

by Ron Harris

It was one of those rare, shining moments of feeling instrumental—of making a connection between what we love doing and the needs of others. Such was the case on a lazy Sunday afternoon, after church, in the village of Gelala, Ambon Island, Indonesia (Fig. 1). Many centuries ago, Gelala was one of the most important places in the world because it was where nutmeg, cloves and other spices, only known from eastern Indonesia, were loaded onto ships bound for Europe. If the ships made it back, the spices were worth more than their weight in gold.  >>>READ MORE>>>