A five-person delegation of Rotarians from Peru is visiting the Lowcountry this week, staying in the homes of local Rotarians between Bluffton and Hilton Head.

The Group Study Exchange team members, who made a presentation to Bluffton Rotarians on Wednesday, are studying how their individual professions are performed here in the U.S. While in Bluffton and Hilton Head, they will spend one day with professionals in their respective fields.

The five are: Patricia Alvarez (a restaurant owner from Iquitos), Ana Rimachi (a pharmacist from Iquitos), Agueda Vasquez (a LAN Airlines employee from Iquitos), Dr. Juan Pinto (an endocrinologist from Chimbote), and Percy Castro (a journalist at Tribuna Abiei in from Piura).

The visiting GSE team is from Rotary District 4460 in Peru, which comprises more than 1,000 Rotarians in 44 clubs. While in South Carolina, the group will spend one week each in Charleston, Bluffton-Hilton Head, Georgetown and Columbia.

The GSD team members said Rotary’s service priorities in Peru are clean water, better education and improved public health.