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2 Canucks in Peru
Amount Raised
$4,471.00
Fundraising Goal $4,000.00

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Welcome to our page!  We're glad you've stopped by to find out more about us and our work with Cuso.  We are proud and excited to be working with this amazing organization.  Our volunteer placement is in Tarapoto, Peru. 

One of the best things Cuso International does is to send people rather than money – it's not an emergency aid agency.  Volunteers work on long-term, sustainable solutions, and live at the heart of the community they serve, on a similar allowance and in comparable accommodation to their local co-workers. Cuso volunteers come from many professional and personal backgrounds, from many ages, and from across Canada and the United States as well as the developing countries in which Cuso works.

In spite of the obstacles facing them, people in every corner of the developing world are building better futures for their communities. Cuso volunteers work side-by-side with these committed citizens to make this positive change happen. They are matched to placements that meet the direct requests of our overseas partners. Lasting change requires not just a financial investment, but also a human investment. That’s why Cuso International shares skills, and changes lives.

While there are many volunteer-sending agencies, one of Cuso International’s unique attributes is its role as the North American strategic partner of VSO, a worldwide partnership of Voluntary Service Overseas organizations. This is the world's largest non-governmental development network that works through volunteers. It allows Cuso to recruit from all over the world, and to transfer the expertise, experience and ‘best practices’ of one country to another.

Murray will be working with Peruvian organizations to build marketing strategies for native medicinal plants grown in the Peruvian jungle.  These plants have the potential to provide a better living for subsistence farmers, and are an important factor in the decision-making process regarding logging in the Amazon jungle.  This work is an essential part of the long-term strategy that Peru has for sustainable agriculture, forestry practices and traditional medicine. 

Donations provide Cuso the means to continue to send volunteers to places where they can share their expertise and experience.  We're very excited to be involved in this important process and hope that you will choose to help support us and volunteers like us in it.  All donations $10 and above will receive a tax receipt.  We thank you for your interest and your support. 

We also invite you to share in our adventures in Peru by visiting our blog:  

2canucksinperu.blogspot.com  (Just copy and paste this blog address into your address bar to visit)

Muchas gracias de tus amigos!

~Murray and Lynette Stow

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Sep 3, 2014 2:35 PM
Have a terrific experience you two, I have a little envy going on here! Disfrutar y estar a salvo !
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Your effort is inspiring! We're looking forward to following 2canucksinperu. Safe Travels!
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Aug 31, 2014 4:18 PM
Congratulations! Your spirit of adventure is an inspiration to us all! Looking forward to following your adventure through your blog!!
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Aug 29, 2014 8:56 PM
All the very best Murray
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All the best on your adventure
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All the best Murray
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Aug 18, 2014 12:59 PM
Good Luck , Lynette. You are doing a wonderful thing.
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