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Iquitos, Peru, Jan. 13, 2007 - Carrying scrap lumber from a mill, Hector Pas Solano hopes to use the 'unusable' material to finish the floor in his home in Belen, a small poverty-stricken area built along the flats of the Amazon River. It is comprised of homes built on stilts or of floating balsa wood. During the wet months between November and June, the Amazon can rise as much as a meter per month. He says the wood is very expensive to him, but that now that he has work as a part time jungle guide, he can afford it. "It is for my family," he adds. The processed lumber from the jungle is shipped all over the world, and is the largest export for the region. Scrap that is deemed' unusable is sold to locals for building or for fire wood. ..