Monday, June 17, 2013

The team takes on a new look

On Monday Team 159 took on a new look as Jim and Carter had left Peru on Saturday morning. So we were two volunteers, Irene and Paulette, plus our fearless leader, Edith.  Edith started the morning as always cheerful and helpful with morning housekeeping details. She also gave a brief history on the growth of Lima from 645,000 in 1940 to 4.6 million in 1981 and 10 million today. Much of that growth came from the migration of people from other regions of Peru looking for a better life and work in Lima, much like the migration from the south to the north in the U.S.   

All three ladies took off with AndrĂ©s for the rather quick and uneventful ride to La Molina on a Monday.  Paulette continued her first session with the three professors from last week. They are eager and fast learners.  In her second session, there was one new student. Irene continued as well with nine students returning from last week. Dinner was at a lovely restaurant/bakery followed by Paulette's favorite dessert - chocolate ice cream - even though the weather was quite chilly.