The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) announces the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees. Members were elected at the mid-year meeting for their personal commitment to PADF’s mission of assisting disadvantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean and a willingness to actively participate in Foundation activities and governance.
When growing up in Brazil, I enjoyed tossing small stones into a pond near my grandparents’ backyard. At times the stones would strike a rock, scare a fish, or cause a big splash. However, what I loved most of all was seeing the ripples move outward from the point where the stones entered the water.
With Caterpillar, PADF got to work immediately after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, clearing canals, assessing home safety, and repairing homes, changing the way construction is done in Haiti.