Our time in Peru with the Emerging Enterprise Program has come to a conclusion. We spent the last week in Lima conducting our analysis and preparing a
presentation on the viability of wet mills. We were able to present our study, along with a proposal for key considerations for the future implementation
of these mills. The hope is that this analysis will be used to generate conversations in Peru and ultimately result in implementation of wet mills in Peru.
It was sad to leave Lima, a city that came to feel like a home over the course of this trip. We were able to explore several neighborhoods in the city
including Miraflores, San Isidro and Barranco. The people of Peru were warm and open and welcomed us into their culture. I am so thankful to have been
granted this opportunity to experience this culture and way of life.
While this experience was at times challenging, I believe it also provided an opportunity for self-reflection and growth. Now that I am back in the United
States, I am able to see even more clearly how different their work environment and overall culture is from my typical environment. I also have a new
appreciation for the work that goes into my morning coffee! I hope to present our findings to colleagues at PIMCO in order to share some of the experiences
and lessons learned.