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About: History

Family in Peru

MEJORC was founded on February 5, 2007, and is based in Portland, Oregon.

Katie Masferrer served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2004-2006. During her assignment she spent two years living in a rural community in Peru with her husband Roberto, also an RPCV. At the end of her assignment a Peruvian friend presented the idea of forming a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping rural Peruvian areas.

Katie and Roberto had spent two amazing years working on successful projects and building lasting friendships. During this time, Katie felt that she gained a skill set that was unique to doing health projects in rural Peruvian communities, and she could not leave that skill set unused. Upon her return to the United States, she immediately began learning how to create a non-profit organization.

Thus, MEJORC was born.