John Day Kiwanis supports Peruvian village

Contributed photo<br>Jerry Noah, representing the John Day Kiwanis Club, expresses the club's support for Ada Hoffman, a native of Challhuahuacho, Peru, and advocate for her country.

JOHN DAY - The John Day Kiwanis Club has adopted the village of Challhuahuacho, Peru.

On Aug. 21, after a moving presentation by Ada Hoffman, a native of Challhuahuacho, Peru, the Kiwanis Club voted to donate $1,000, and members personally donated $155 to Quipunet, a non-profit corporation that funds development in impoverished areas of Peru. These donations will be used in Challhuahuacho. Hoffman is currently developing a public library in the village as there are no books in the schools and is gathering supplies and books. She is helping pay the education costs of a University of Peru student who has committed herself to becoming the librarian.

The Kiwanis have pledged to raise funds for additional projects in the village. For more information, call Hoffman at 575-0758 or visit

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