Responsible Giving for the Tourist

11/14/14

As the ubiquitous lights & displays for the Holiday Season begin, many also think of gift giving. Donating to foster growth & empower communities is the far more effective manner in which to help. As the saying goes, “Give a man a fish…” so it goes with the many small impoverished communities in the Andes mountain regions and the rain forest areas. Here’s how to really support those in need:

 

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Chris Martenson Visits Peru

Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity (peakprosperity.com) recently visited Lima to present a seminar with well known financial guru Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) entitled “The new global scenarios that will define the Peru of the next 20 years”, organized by the University San Martín de Porres and Bu$iness Insiders.

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Peruvian Sol Reaches S./3 vs $1 USD

Today, the Peruvian Sol fell to S./3 to the US dollar at least for bank customers. In what has been an almost daily event, the Central Bank has been selling dollars to stop the fall of the Sol.

From El Comercio (Via Bing Translator)*

The price of the dollar is appreciating in the foreign exchange market and your (the) quote already reaches the S/.3,00 on the banks of the city since this morning. On the other hand, the Bolsa Valores de Lima (BVL) (Lima Stock Exchange) record positive indices at the opening of business.

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100,000 Medical Tourists in a Month

Here in the US, it’s not uncommon to hear of friends or neighbors who
travel to Mexico for dental work because of the good care, but more importantly
the lower cost & cash payment vs fighting with insurance companies.

It appears that we’re not the only ones to see a difference in costs between
our country & a neighbor. Chileans are traveling to Peru for medical care, and
in spite of being charged a higher rate because of being foreigners, it’s still
less than the cost in Chile.

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