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 member of the La Molina Vieja Rotary Club in Lima, Peru, and is a Past District Governor of Rotary District  4455 which includes 97 clubs throughout Peru.  Carlos holds an MBA from Seattle University and spent 30 years living, working, and studying in the US including many years as the Director of International Marketing for Oshkosh Truck.  In 1999, Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson appointed Carlos as an Honorary International Ambassador for the State of Wisconsin.
Carlos is a Rotarian’s Rotarian.  He lives and breathes Rotary along with his wife, Blanca.  Our member, Bob Blazich, who, along with his wife, Jan, spent four Wisconsin winters working with Carlos and Blanca in Peru, saw firsthand the extent of Carlos’s involvement in Rotary.  Carlos personally took on the pledge to get safe water to 5000 families using bio-sand filters, and he did it.  Carlos has also directed four Shelter Box deployments in response to calamities in Peru.
Carlos, who was a Rotarian during his many years in Oshkosh, worked with his friends in the Oshkosh Rotary Clubs to arrange the shipment of emergency equipment to Peru.  He also helped set up an extensive Soy Cow network in Peru that supplies a healthy milk substitute to thousands of children every day along with protein-rich Okara bread.
In his presentation, Carlos will describe several Rotary projects in Peru and present guests with opportunities to get involved in these projects. He will also entertain questions about current events in Peru including the COVID situation.