our continuing commitment to community development work with old and new friends

Our experience of service in community development in early PC and the 1970 post-earthquake disaster relief program in Perú is the source of our mission.  Projects originate at the village level, emanating from our interactions with villagers, combined in the community with our perception of their needs, which we direct towards mutually beneficial endeavors.  We inaugurate projects that are within our joint capabilities and proceed from ideas into planning and implementation, nourished by continuous communication between interested parties.

Priority of projects is based upon the available funds, the team we can assemble and the time available; all subject to approval by the PCD Board of Directors.  Until such time as PCD is registered in Perú as a non-government organization (NGO), all funds disbursed for work in Perú will be personal funds, from our personal accounts.

Key to our mission is increasing public awareness of the needs of indigenous Peruvian communities.  We advocate for the people of those communities, our only constituency.  Our skills lie in the areas of architecture, health planning, teaching, agriculture, grant writing, disaster relief and community development.  Working in partnership with other like minded individuals and organizations enhances our ability to understand and serve such communities.

The Santa Matilde School in 2010 after forty years of service.

mission guidelines:

We are continually developing these guidelines on the job in support of our mission:

  1. To obtain Peruvian and UN registration as an NGO.
  2. To network, connect and share information, with like minded persons and organizations for partnering and funding our work from outside sources, in Perú, the USA, overseas and elsewhere.
  3. To expand, plan and continue our work with the Peruvian villages that we previously worked with in 1970-72 and other villages throughout Perú and communities in the USA, overseas and elsewhere.
  4. To seek out and work with partner organizations who work with Peruvian villages and communities.
  5. To expand, develop and organize our methodology and approach to our mission and to tabulate the progress on our projects.


Huambacho el Arenal 2008, Bob with a teacher and a group of students between the new school and the soon to be recycled 1970 school.  

types of development and authority:

Long and short term development, maintenance and operation projects include but are not limited to the following:

    1.    School /educational facilities.
    2.    Municipal facilities.
    3.    Health care and health related facilities.
    4.    Long and short term care facilities.
    5.    Housing, for special needs and the general public.
    6.    The specific requirements of the community as expressed or perceived by and to us.

Local communities and other authorities having jurisdiction may include, depending on immediate circumstances, but are not limited to the following:

    1.    Parent groups, madres and padres de familia, village members, students, directors and/or teachers of/in local schools, etc.
    2.    Local municipal authorities.
    3.    National, district, and departmental Peruvian authorities
    4.    US governmental and international regulatory authorities.


2008 To the left: a teacher and students in front of the old school, soon to be demolished and recycled into book cases and sun-screens for the new school in the background.   


2008 To the right: Bob, teachers and students in front of the the sunscreen made from the demolished old school, i.e., the recycled perforated steel angle irons and roofing.
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