|Members of the Association of Cacao Growers of San Francisco.|
|Arcecio Rendon, the owner of Makambun Chocolate company in Leticia.|
Arcecio is also the legal representative of the cacao association.
|Checking out the growing cacao pods.|
|Over 30 people belong to the cacao association in San Francisco.|
|After the pods are harvested (twice per year) the cacao beans must be removed.|
|The empty pods after removing the beans.|
|Three large macambo pods.|
|These macambo pods are very similar to the cacao pods, but their beans are more|
tightly packed. Macambo are more hearty, both pods and tree, than cacao.
|The macambo seeds drying in the hot tropical sun.|
|Many cacao seeds.|
|After being brought to Leticia the beans are roasted.|
|The cacao grinder.|
We also help the villagers to receive education and we give help with business development.
|Teaching about sustainable business.|
|Planting cacao seeds in nursery bags.|
|The student we sponsor are filling the bags. They learning about planting and cacao while they|
are filling the bags.
|The seedlings are growing nicely.|
|These seedlings are ready to plant!|