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Palm Climbing Project Expands to Peru

Sunday, April 21, 2013

In mid-April, we took Caura Futures' palm climbing gear to the Nanay River watershed in the Department of Loreto, Peru. Members of eight communities participated, and we were very impressed with their enthusiasm. The workshops gave us an opportunity to talk with fruit harvesters about their own experiences climbing palms for fruit. One man had taken a 30-foot fall when the worn webbing he was using for stirrups broke. He'd had a two-month stay in the hospital and was a bit tentative at first using our gear, but soon climbed several trunks. ...more

Initial Success With Small Production Run of Tanks

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Maracay, Venezuela. Caura Futures’ innovative fuel tank has finally seen the light of day. Its design challenged the blow molding shop due to the tank’s unique nesting shape. In the blow molding process, a hot-extruded high density polyethylene (HDPE) sleeve is pinched off inside the mold and expanded forcefully with a burst of pressurized air. In tests using our mold, the corners of the blown tank were too thin. To correct this problem, the extrusion die had to be ovalized, which resulted in more material reaching the corners. ...more

Mosquito Nets Distributed to Communities in Need

Monday, August 15, 2011

All of the 625 donated hammock mosquito nets have now been distributed to individuals in Caura Basin communities by Caura Weichojo President, Emilio Rodríguez. Leaders of each community that received nets were required to present a list of its members and to sign a pledge not to sell nets. This enables Caura Weichojo to initially track the distribution of nets, while not sidestepping the local leaders in each community. ...more