The Brazil nut is very special, as it is the only internationally-traded nut that comes from the wild, specifically from the Peruvian Amazon. It’s also one of the most important non-timber forest products for export that the people of Bolivia have. The Brazil nut forests give concession holders the opportunity to make a sustainable living. This means they have access to funds to give their children a good education. Because these forests are their livelihood, the people there take great care of them. The residents believe that Brazil nuts are a wonderful product that yields a reward for them each year without fail.