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Iquitos, Piura, Chiclayo

October 2015 Peru

Following our work in Mexico, the team wasted no time traveling south to Peru, where our work dates back to 2001.

Over the years, we’ve been able to grow to help more and more communities in Peru, with this 30-day mission being one of our biggest yet.

We hit the ground running, helping between 500 and 600 people a day in our first cities of Iquitos, Piura and Chiclayo.

In Piura, we came across 58-year-old Cesar Agusto. While we often talk about the importance hearing plays in the role of education, most of the time that involves students, but in the case of Cesar, it meant helping a teacher. More than 15 years ago, Cesar was battling cholera, and while he was able to beat the disease, it unfortunately left him without his hearing.

Cesar continued his work as a primary school teacher, but there were many challenges involved with not being able to hear his students. He was very excited when he came to our mission site in Piura, and very quickly we were able to restore his hearing. “I thank God for this miracle and gift that was given to me by Starkey,” Cesar said. “I can’t wait to go back to class now!”

It’s a great honor for us to be able to help someone working so hard to help lead young students toward bright futures.

Special Thanks

Sandi Young; Delta Zeta Sorority: Cindy and Mike Menges; Aspen Creek Investments LTD: Dave Lambert; Columbia Basin Hearing Center: Neil Aiello; Taylor Corporation: Steve and Kate Singer; Justin and Kristi Osmond; EarQ: Ed Keller, Zak Keller, Cliff Carey, Andrew Hebert, Brenna Besemer; Naomi Abraham, Rahel Aron; Natalie Phillips; D’Anne Rudden

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