September 21, 2007

One World Projects is Going to Peru

This October, One World Project's CEO Phil Smith will be traveling to Peru to assess the damage done by the August 15 quake that killed at least 437 people and injured 1,350 more, according to Peru's Health Industry and The New York Times.

An earthquake of this magnitude, measuring between 7.7 and 7.9 on the Richter scale, has not been seen for 35 years in Peru. The coastal communities of Chincha, Pisco, Ica, and Canete were hit the hardest, leaving thousands of people homeless; like Leonidas Orellana, shown above in her destroyed pottery workshop, many have lost everything.

One World Projects and The Nantucket Tennis & Swim Club are donating more than $2,000 to artisans to help rebuild their workshops and lives. We will post our travel entries and photos here and keep you informed on what you can do to help earthquake survivors.

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