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Andean travel inspires an ongoing commitment to Peru

Posted May 24, 2013 @ 6:28pm | by Melanie

Our recent 'Fundacion Comunidad' Fundraiser ( is always like a reunion for past ArtAndes travelers. At least half of the guests/supporters have been on the Peru trip and continue to feel connected to the Andean people, and to eachother. Two people from these unique journeys are on the board. Board member Humberto Valdivia was able to be here from Peru this year, due to a generous air ticket donation. Humberto also helps me guide the trips and becomes an important ambassador for the Foundation. This intimate connection creates direct and effective support. The success of our projects has impressed the past director of USAID Peru, a friend that I have been fortunate to know and learn from. I have learned some things about how the largest International Development Agency in our country operates overseas, and I have to say, what Comunidad accomplishes would cost the US government 3 to 4 times our budget to implement! Verdad!

The Awesome Board

Steve Nodgaard ( board member) and Lynn


Young supporters!                                                              Great Volunteers!

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