Marty Pease - International Project Alliance (IPA)
Jan 27, 2020
Marty Pease - International Project Alliance (IPA)
Marty Pease - International Project Alliance (IPA)

What is the IPA?
We are a large collaborative group of Rotary clubs in northwest Washington State who made a long-term commitment to helping the people of the Copán Ruinas region of western Honduras.
Founded in 2014, our projects cover most areas of interna-tional aid, including education, health, food and agriculture, water and sanitation, construction, and economic development.

Why is the IPA necessary?
Honduras is the poorest mainland nation in Central Ameri-ca. Most of the indigenous Mayan people of Copán live in mountain villages under conditions of extreme poverty and deprivation. They survive on $1 to $2 per day per capita, much of it earned during the coffee harvest. In spite of this hardship, they have the potential to achieve a better life with our support.

Why did you choose Copán Ruinas?
We went through a formal process to search Mexico, Cen-tral America and Columbia for the best place to work. A dozen selection criteria led us to three finalists: small towns in Mexico, Honduras and Panama. Copán Ruinas emerged as the final winner.