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Global Returns
by Gord Ritchie - Friday, 27 March 2009, 1:38 PM
Global Returns

March 27, 2009


The Global Perspectives group returned from Peru on Saturday with 35 tired but happy members. The group travelled to the high Andes region of Peru to build a school and to install 68 woodstoves into the homes of villagers. The school will provide educational opportunities for children in the remote community of Huatata. The stoves will provide clean air in the homes of villagers, where the life expectancy for women in this region is 43 yrs. Many die from lung disease caused by poor ventilation in the home.

The Global group also enjoyed the culture of Peru, tasting guinea pig, Inca Cola, Coca Tea, and an amazing variety of foods. The trip culminated with a 2 day trek to Maachu Pichu. We are so glad to be home, but we will never forget this trip of a lifetime.