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The expansive effect of what has been learned transforms the financial, social and moral of the individual, a person who learns a skill such as forging, assimilates the transformative energy and brings it into his family circle and therefore, their community.

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TRF Forge Workshops

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GAVIDIA
Latitud: 8° 35’ 44” N
Longitud: 70° 55’ 20” O

Integrated by the sectors of Picadero, Micarache, Piñuelas and Gavidia itself, the Town of Gavidia rises to about 10,900 Ft above sea level and 17km away from the nearest populated center, Gavidia has a Rural Forging Workshop (RFW) initially endowed by The Caravan School of 01 forge, 01 anvil, various hammers, batons, punches, chisels, pliers and various implements of occupational safety such as gloves, aprons and glasses; which allows them to currently have a maximum installed manufacturing capacity of 90 horseshoes per week and therefore 360 horseshoes per week month.





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MUCUBAJÍ
Latitude: 8° 47’ 50” N
Longitude: 70° 49’ 43” O

Integrated by the sectors of Mucubají, Los Pozas, La Lagunita and Mucubají, it lies in the Sierra de La Culata in one of its highest points, the town of Mucubají at about 11,800 Ft above sea level and 3km away from the nearest populated center, which, since mid-2019 with a Rural Forge Workshop initially endowed by LaCaravanaEscuela de 02 forge, 01 anvil, various hammers, batons, punches, chisels, tweezers and various work safety implements such as gloves, aprons and glasses; what hammers, batons, punches, chisels, tweezers and various work safety implements such as gloves, aprons and glasses; what allows farmers in the sector to currently have a maximum installed manufacturing capacity of 140 horseshoes weekly, which translates into 560 horseshoes per month.

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LA CAÑA ALTA (LA CULATA)
Latitude: 8° 42’48,6” N
Longitude: 71° 5’ 16,3” O

Located in the Sierra de La Culata in the state of Mérida, the Community of La Caña Alta, made up of the sectors such as Bella Vista, La Caña Baja and La Caña Alta, about 8,450 Ft above sea level and 6 miles away from the nearest populated center. This community has had a Rural Forging Workshop (RFW) since the end of 2019, initially endowed by LaCaravanaEscuela de 01 forge, 01 anvil, various hammers, tongs, punches, chisels, and safety implements such as gloves, aprons and glasses; that allows farmers from the village to currently have a maximum installed capacity for the manufacture of 90 horseshoes per week, that is, 360 horseshoes per month.




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LOS NEVADOS
Latitude: 8° 27’41” N
Longitude: 71° 04’ 30” O

Located in the immensity of the Sierra Nevada of Mérida, is the Community of Los Nevados, made up of nine equidistant and remote villages, about 8,850 Ft above sea level and 30 miles away from the nearest populated center, Los Nevados has a Rural Forging Workshop (RFW) initially endowed by LaCaravana School of 02 forge, 02 anvil, various hammers, tongs, punches, chisels, pliers and various work safety implements such as gloves, aprons and glasses; which allows farmers from the area to have a maximum installed manufacturing capacity of 140 weekly horseshoes, which translates into 560 horseshoes per month.





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PIÑANGO
Latitude: 9° 01’48” N
Longitude: 70° 53’00” O
Altitude: 2.320 m.s.n.m

Piñango is located 120km from Mérida and 78km from Timotes, which is its closest populated center and is made up of 24 villages and has 1,800 inhabitants. It has a Rural Forging Workshop installed since November 8, 2021, where the manufacture of 200 horseshoes and more than 115 tools were counted only in its first week, with the participation of 56 people, 52 of them active agricultural producers.









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CHACANTÁ
Altitude: 1.450 m.s.n.m

Chacantá beautiful town known as "El Pueblo de los Artesanos", located at 1,450 meters above sea level, 165 km from the city of Mérida and 14 km from Canaguá, the closest populated center. Chacantá is made up of 19 villages, and currently has a population of 2,374 inhabitants..













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Future Forge Workshops

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Capurí - Mérida
CAPURÍ
Latitud: 8° 8' 9'' N
Longitud: 71° 36' 8'' O
Altura: 1.686 msnm

With your contribution to LaCaravanaEscuela, you can positively impact this pre-selected rural community of the Venezuelan Andes.

El Molino - Mérida
EL MOLINO
Latitude: 8° 07´50” N
Longitude: 71° 27´ 41” O
Altitude: 1.336 m.s.n.m

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El Molino - Mérida
LA VENTA
Latitude: 8° 55' 28'' N
Longitude: 70° 46' 37'' O
Altitude: 2.767 msnm

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SAN JOSÉ DEL SUR
Latitude: 8° 35´00” N
Longitude: 71° 08´ 00” O
Altitude: 2.300 m.s.n.m

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El Molino - Mérida
PADRE NOGUERA
Latitude: 7° 48' 08'' N
Longitude: 71° 26' 44'' O
Altitude: 223 msnm

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El Molino - Mérida
GUARAQUE
Latitude: 8° 09' 12'' N
Longitude: 71° 44' 08'' O
Altitude: 1.557msnm

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El Molino - Mérida
MESA DE QUINTERO
Latitude: 8° 5' 45'' N
Longitude: 71° 37' 7'' O
Altitude: 1.512 msnm

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