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Trio To Apply Management and Human Rights Expertise to Aid Organization’s Efforts

(NATICK, MASSACHUSETTS)--October 10, 2003--Project Perú, Inc., a non-profit aid organization focused on the welfare of Peruvian children, is adding two members to its operational board. Paul Bugala and Claudia Gustafson will provide the additional energy and experience necessary to advance Project Peru’s commitment to eliminate barriers to educational and health care opportunity for the children of Perú.

“Project Perú is thrilled to welcome such accomplished professionals and activists to an increasingly dynamic organization,” Stephen Drake, Project Perú co-founder and chairman, said. “Claudia and Paul contribute a thorough awareness of the impediments to Perúvian children’s welfare with the aid and project management expertise required to expand Project Perú’s reach and goals.”

The new board members join Mr. Drake on the organization’s operational board, which conducts the day-to-day activities and planning for the group. The organization also consists of an advisory board, which provides guidance for Project Perú’s long-term initiatives and policies.

Paul Bugala is a long-time advocate for rights-based development. During more than ten years as member of the human rights organization Amnesty International, he has held several local group leadership positions. As a member of Oxfam America’s Extractive Industries research team, Mr. Bugala investigates the disconnect between resource wealth and human development in nations such as Perú. Mr. Bugala is also an independent industry analyst and free-lance journalist. He holds a bachelors of science of journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

Claudia Gustafson is a native of Perú, who has lived in the United States since 1997. She is the owner of Amano Designs, a craft design studio located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Prior to starting Amano Designs, Ms. Gustafson spent several years in marketing communications and product management, and had her own jewelry and photography studios. Ms. Gustafson holds a bachelors of science of communications from Universidad de Lima (Lima, Perú).

Project Perú, Inc. is a development charity focused on empowering Perúvian children through health care and education programs. The organization does so by implementing projects designed to fortify the family and community-based systems on which children’s wellness and education depend. Since 1999, Project Perú has engaged in several community development projects including the construction of a park, the building of a clinic and restoration of a school in the Lima, Perú area. The organization partners with several corporate and non-profit organizations, but is free of any governmental or religious interests as a 501(c)(3) charity organization in the United States and a designated O.N.G. charity in Perú.

Project Perú is based in Natick, Massachusetts and has offices in Washington, DC and Lima, Perú.

For further information please contact:
Stephen Drake
(508) 333-3300




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