Princeton Class of 1977
Making a Difference in Peru


by Henry Posner III

 
 
 
 

In August 2012, as part of our 35th reunion community service project, a group of my fellow classmates and I financed, transported and delivered over 500 new wheelchairs to poor and disabled individuals high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Working through the Lima Rotary Club, the mission was led by the Wheelchair Foundation, whose President is David Behring and a fellow Princeton classmate. The non-profit organization's goal is to provide a free wheelchair to every child, teen and adult worldwide who needs one, but cannot afford one. RDC's affiliate Ferrocarril Central Andino (FCCA) played an important role in this project, providing staff and train transportation to distribute approximately 200 wheelchairs in FCCA's territory of La Oroya, Cerro de Pasco and Huancayo, as well as the off-line city of Tarma.

Below are my photos highlighting the successful mission.

Princeton University Class of 1977 reaching new heights in Peru 

"Changing the World" Fall 2012 Newsletter, Wheelchair Foundation (PDF 4 MB)

Report on the Princeton Class of 1977 service project in Peru 
 
by William J. Farrell '77 (PDF 1.8 MB)

 
     
 

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