Elizabeth Humphrey ’13 and Hana Bae ’15, members of the Cornell chapter of Nourish International, spent six weeks in Trujillo, Peru this summer partnering with MOCHE Inc. (Mobilizing Opportunity Through Community Heritage Empowerment – a nonprofit anthropological research organization with a humanitarian focus) to help build a health clinic that will open next year.
Working with a Peruvian construction leader, the students helped add several new rooms to the Bello Horizonte Health Clinic, which now serves some 12,000 rural Peruvians.
To raise money for the trip, the Cornell Nourish chapter hosted a weekly trail mix sale in Mann Library last fall and a corn bread sale at the campus farmers market. And their Pancakes for Poverty Venture, a late-night pancake event with a trivia game about poverty, helped the group raise more than $5,000.
– Susan Lang