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DePauw Students' Service to Flood-Ravaged Puno, Peru Noted in Habitat World

June 19, 1986

June 19, 1986, Greencastle, Ind. - A grand celebration is planned for July 7 in the city of Puno, Peru, notes the June issue of Habitat World magazine, which is published by Habitat for Humanity. "The dedication will include the first ecumenical church in the Puno area, large enough to accomodate 500 people... The ecumenical church was financed by the Methodist Church in Indianapolis and was built by a group of students from DePauw University in January of 1986," Zenon Colque Rojas writes.

Puno borders Lake Titicaca "in the high plains areas of the Andes. Since January of this year, Puno has had more rain and is suffering from the worst floods in more than 70 years," the publication reports. About 20,000 families have lost their homes. "Despite this emergency situation, Habitat for Humanity in Peru has grown both spiritually and physically. Ninety famHabitat for Humanity Logo.gifilies are now living in the Puno project and we hope to have 35 more houses completed by this summer," Rojas reports.

DePauw's Winter Term was cited in a December 1985 Business Week guide. Read more by clicking here.