September 21, 2002 - Friends of Peru listserv: Peruvian President Toledo accepts invitation to be Honorary Chairman of Alianza de Amistad

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Peruvian President Toledo accepts invitation to be Honorary Chairman of Alianza de Amistad





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Dear Friends of Peru .

There are two big developments I am very pleased to announce. First, we have decided on a name for our organization and will proceed to register it. Our new name is "Alianza de Amistad." We will continue to use our URL for our website . http://www.FriendsofPeru.org <http://www.friendsofperu.org/>

Also, President Alejandro Toledo has accepted our invitation to be Honorary Chairman of our organization and to work closely with us to implement our mission. He reviewed our Programmatic Focus and expressed his gratitude to everyone who was involved in its development. I am attaching a copy for your review.

In closing, I would like to thank everyone who has been supportive. The startup of a new entrepreneurial organization is a creative and exciting time.. Particularly when it is a non-profit organization working toward a mission that we all hold so dearly .... helping Peru.

I look forward to working with you, and hope that you all will stay in touch with me personally. Alejandro asked "When will you all come to Peru?" I know he wants to express his appreciation to all of us personally. So now . it's time to get to work.

My best to all of you.

Becky Ronstadt

Alianza de Amistad

". dedicated to economic growth and community development in Peru, in friendship, gratitude, and in action ."






Programmatic Focus

1. Replicate the success story of Alejandro Toledo

· Identify promising, deserving Peruvians; mentor their growth & development
· Assist with Financial, Personal & Educational Development
· Enable a US Education
· Develop a Network of "Peru's Leaders of Tomorrow"


2. Economic Development...
Job Creation & New Venture Development

· Assist Universities that train entrepreneurs, and those who support them, by improving teaching methods and materials and providing technical assistance
· Strengthen business and entrepreneurship libraries in local communities
· Enable education utilizing technology
· Increase access to markets and funding sources for micro entrepreneurs
· Foster entrepreneurship at all levels


3. Community Development

· Develop "human capital"
· Strengthen local infrastructure "entrepreneurship building environment"
· Strengthen libraries & educational resources at the local level
· Assist and collaborate with community-based organizations




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