- Petersen and his companions traveled 8,000 miles over five weeks, visiting Rotarians and Rotary clubs in Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Honduras.
- Manchay is a squatters' settlement of 70,000 in an abandoned strip-mine site near Lima, Peru. Called pueblos jóvenes, or "young towns," these settlements begin when organizers find a parcel of unoccupied land, sign up families, collect money and, in the middle of the night, stake out a neighborhood. Later, the settlers demand village services. The Rotary Club of La Molina supports a school in Manchay, as well as another for children with Down syndrome and other developmental challenges in LaMolina.
- Cuenca, a 500-year-old town of 400,000 in Ecuador, is surrounded by the Andes at an elevation of 8,000 feet. The Rotary Club of Cuenca Patrimonio, Azuay, is the newest club in Cuenca, with a name standing for heritage and tradition.
Bridges to Prosperity, founded by Ken Frantz, a member of the Rotary Club of Newport News, Virginia, USA, has supported the construction of more than 2,000 footbridges in poor, rural communities in Africa, Asia, and South America, improving access to schools, clinics, jobs, and markets. The Rotary clubs of Yoro, Yoro, Honduras, and Warwick, Virginia, have teamed up to sponsor five community-built bridges.