Led by the Yale Alumni Association, this webinar, from April 29, 2020, taught alumni participants about the Kukama people who live in the Loreto region of Peru and highlighted the programs that have made Minga Peru a successful model for programs throughout Central and South America. For over thirty years, Minga Peru has been supporting and strengthening communities in the Loreto region of Peru with an innovative program based on communications through radio and grassroots leadership development for women. The Yale Alumni Service Corps is partnering with Minga Peru on a program in the summer of 2021: YASC Along the Maranon. Kathy Edersheim ’87, producer for the YASC Peru 2021 program, moderated the webinar with speakers Luis Gonzales, co-founder and program director of Minga Peru, and Jenna Houchins, sustainability advisor at Minga Peru for Amazon programs.
This webinar has been presented in partnership with Yale Alumni Service Corps, Yale Alumni Shared Interest Groups, Yale Day of Service, Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance, and YaleWomen.