Fellow Rotarians,
Here is an update on the two projects our Club is working on with the Pocatello Rotary Club’s World Service Committee.
“The joint World Service Committees of Pocatello and Idaho Falls are committed to fund two new projects, this time in Peru:
1.         Tree Planting Project. “Rotarians to Work Together to plant Polylepsis trees in Peru to Honor Sacred Apu Anccara Mountain (Machu Picchu Rotary Club: Polylepsis trees grow bets above 8,000 ft)  The Idaho Rotary team plans to work with the Machu Picchu Rotary Club to plant trees in the high Andes mountains near Machu Picchu, to combat deforestation and promote sustainable development.  In a joint effort to honor the natural beauty and spiritual significance of Apu Anccara Mountain, the local Rotary Club recently organized a tree-planting project in the high Andean mountains of Peru.  Apu Anccara is located in the Cusco region of Peru, not far from Machu Picchu.  It is considered sacred by the local people and is believed to be home to a variety of spirits and deities. The mountain is also a powerful spiritual site, often visited by pilgrims who come to pray and make offerings.”
2.         Lima Cancer Center Family Housing Project (Lima Rotary Club Pango): Peru has only one cancer treatment hospital. A compassionate Catholic priest has taken it upon himself to address the hardship faced by poor families traveling from distant villages for their loved ones’ treatment in Lima. He sponsors three homes that offer free accommodations to these families. There is a need to maintain and improve these facilities as well as supplying them with bedding supplies, hygiene products and food items.”
The following link shows videos of the projects:
Tree planting: https://sites.google.com/view/rotaryworldservice/peru
Lima Cancer Center Family Housing: a description of the project is available on the same website as above, plus at the following one: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=589628753351007&set=pcb.589629036684312.
For donations, please make your checks out to the “Rotary Club No. 380 Charitable Association, Inc.”
Thank you.
Arthur Kull
Chair - International Service 
Rotary Club of Idaho Falls
Mobile: +1 (208) 680-0680