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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


Today we are venturing into the mountains to have a field visit with the small producer farmers of Santa Lucia de Pite in Montero. We are up even earlier than usual because it is a 3 to 4 hour drive. Norandino has organized a lunch for us with 70 producer farmers. We have no idea what to expect.

We have been forewarned that the rains have started early in Montero and because the terrain is so muddy we will have to walk for the last few kilometers of the trip. Norandino has packed rain boots for all of us. Mosquitos may also be a problem so we’ve brought along a ton of repellent and full coverage clothing.

I’ve been looking forward to this part of the trip the whole week!

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