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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.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

We’ve quickly and easily made our way to Toronto and are now preparing for the more grueling leg of our journey. It is an 8 hour flight from Toronto to Lima. We are being joined by 2 more volunteers at this point: Myrna Bentley is the recently retired President and CEO of Concentra Financial Services Association in Saskatchewan. She also sits on the CCA International Policy Committee. Myrna has spent 35 years in the co-operative financial services industry and as she embarks on this new phase in her life, she is committed and eager to give back to her co-operative community. Allan Morin has travelled from Manitoba to join us today. He is the President and CEO of Assiniboine, the 8th largest Credit Union in Canada. Al has been a strong supporter for many years but this will be his first time visiting a CDF project overseas.

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