COVID and Day-to-Day Life in Peru
Jan 22, 2021
Carlos Rioja - San Isadro, Lima Peru
COVID and Day-to-Day Life in Peru

Carlos Rioja is a distinguished Rotarian who lives in Lima, Peru. Carlos is a member of the La Molina Vieja Rotary Club and is a Past District Governor for District 4455. Carlos has an MBA from the University of Seattle. Carlos lived in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for over 30 years where he was a member of the Rotary Club of Oshkosh and was employed as the General Manager of International Factories for Oshkosh and Kenworth trucks.

Carlos will share a presentation of Rotary projects in Peru including his extensive work with water projects and Shelter Box. He will also discuss the COVID situation in Peru, talk about day-to-day life, and outline current needs in his country.

  • Governor District 4455, 2014/15. Past President Rotary Club La Molina Vieja; Honorary member of RC Oshkosh, Wisconsin, More than 30 years of residence in the USA and 15 years back in Peru.
  • District leadership positions: President of the International Service Committees, LFR chair, IGE team leader, exchanges with Wisconsin and Seattle Washington. Current President of the District International Service Committee (CDSI), President of the Project Fair. General Coordinator of the ShelterBox Program coordinating donations to Peru on 4 occasions. Speaker at World Conventions: New Orleans on Biosand Water Filters, ShelterBox in Atlanta Georgia, invited to speak at Toronto 2018.
  • Participant in 6 world conventions: Centennial Chicago, Salt Lake City, Montreal. New Orleans, Sao Paulo Brazil and Atlanta Georgia. Rotary member CADRE, TRF consultant for international management
  • Matching Grants Manager: Biosand water filters for which Rotary sent a press team to film material, which is constantly used in conventions, magazines and international events.


  • Married to Blanca, two children Rick in Seattle with two girls: Juliana and Miranda and Patty with two college students in New Jersey: Viny and Bladley.
  • Leoncio Prado Military College XIII promotion. Federico Villarreal de Lima Universities, MBA at Unversity of Seattle Wa, specialized postgraduate degrees in Ohio, Oshkosh, Universities of Wis and Seattle Wa.
  • Honorary Ambassador of Wisconsin, Managing Director of USA based international factories: Kenworth Truck, Oshkosh Truck Corp and Volvo Trucks del Peru.
  • Travel experience around the world, establishing dealerships for the sale of the truck factories mentioned above.
  • Dual nationality Peru and USA, where every year we spend four months visiting relatives and Rotary clubs in North America in search of financial support for district projects in Peru.