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Here is a short video about our public service work in rural Venezuela made by several of our volunteers from the USA. Thank you Caroline, Lindsey and Brian! We would also like to thank David Marcus and the Harry and Mollie Marcus Charitable Gift Fund for their help in producing this video. 
On September 8th, 2016, at the height of the tropical rainy season, after days of torrential flash flooding, the Rio Manzanares swept away several suspension bridges that connect these remote rural communities to the one paved road to town. Rob Albert, director of our rural programs, here crosses the river in a small boat.
This video shows a typical morning at our town cyber where our rural high school and college scholarship students gather to study, do research and hang out together in town. Many of these students have walked over an hour down country trails, fording small rivers, and then waited at the one road for public transportation to get here.
This is what forest that has been cut down and burned for planting looks like. Deforestation and massive soil erosion can be the consequence when practiced by growing populations over time. Our Foundation offers agricultural alternatives like tree farming, plus family planning to reduce population pressure on a fixed land base.
The cashew nut has a highly inflammable and toxic oil in its shell that was once used as a component in rocket fuel! Watch these locally harvested cashew nuts burst into flame before being doused and broken open to eat. All cashews are heat processed, or go through some commercial treatment to eliminate this highly toxic oil prior to consumption.