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Radford R.

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Review for Alliance for International Reforestation, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I went with AIR to Guatemala in the summer of 2011. We planted trees, built stoves, repainted the AIR office. The trees both prevent mudslides and the loss of family and village agricultural soil as well as reintroduce nutrients to the soil. The stoves save 50% of the wood used where no stove is available, provide more efficient heat and funnel smoke outside the house which helps reduce lung diseases which are a major health crisis in this country. We worked with the local indigenous people on their land, and ate in their homes. What I like best about this mission is who is being helped and what how their lives are improved through their participation. I also appreciate that all the employees are Guatemalan who are trained in agronomy and can speak both Spanish and the indigenous language. It is the best mission I have ever volunteered in and does remarkable work with the very small amount of operating funds. Dr. Radford Rader.

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Role:  Volunteer