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CDF Study Tour - Peru

On Monday, January 16th, 2012, the Co-operative Development Foundation (CDF) will embark on a 5 day Study Tour to Peru. Along with a volunteer team made up of Canadian Co-operative and Credit Union leaders, we will be visiting co-operative projects in the regions of Piura and Montero that have supported and empowered small communities of producer farmers to work their way out of poverty towards prosperity.

Monday, January 30, 2012


Norandino once again graciously picks us up from the hotel and bring us to the airport. They have been exceptional hosts for our group. We fly back to Lima and spend the afternoon walking around the local artisan markets. Each volunteer from the group purchases an item from the Peruvian market to be donated towards the CDF on-line auctions this coming year. Keep an eye out for them at our next auction taking place the week of March 5th, 2012. I jump for joy to find a basket of hand-knitted finger puppets made for children by the locals including Spiderman, Winnie the Pooh and Shrek & Fiona. Milo will be thrilled!

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