Summer 2012

July 23, 2012

Departure

Several hours after returning from the retreat in Kauai, the students boarded a bus for the airport — their first leg of a long journey home.  We…

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July 23, 2012

Retreat

The students gathered for several days after returning from their service locations to present their research projects, reflect on their time in the provinces, spend time in…

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July 20, 2012

Service in Tarma

Tarma, the “Pearl of Andes,” is a city 60,000 people located in a valley between Lima and the central rain forest.  Only an hour and a half…

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July 20, 2012

Service in Chanchamayo

Chanchamayo is a beautiful province nestled on the wet, green side of the Amazon Mountains.  San Ramon is located here; so too is its sister city, La…

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July 17, 2012

Service in San Ramon

San Ramon, a city of 30,000 inhabitants, is the gateway to Peru’s Selva Central (Central Rain Forest).  Nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountains at 770…

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July 13, 2012

Service in Oxapampa

Oxapampa is a charming city of 10,000 inhabitants situated in a broad river valley in the upper rain forest.  The town was founded by Austrian immigrants in…

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July 9, 2012

Service in Boca Ipoki

The Perene River, a tributary of the Amazon, floods during the months of December through April.  The rushing waters leave generous deposits of sand along the shorelines,…

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July 7, 2012

Service in Villa Rica

The city of Villa Rica – population 14,000 – was founded by European settlers in the 19th century.  The area is known as La Tierra del Café…

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July 2, 2012

San Francisco and Azulis are sister villages with a combined population of 447 inhabitants.  There are close cultural, familial and social ties between these two native Yanesha…

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July 1, 2012

Service in Azulis

The community of Azulis is named for the clear, blue water of the river nearby.  The village was established by four native curanderos (healers) and their families…

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