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Project Amigo


Elly Contreras


Project Amigo in Colima, Mexico 



  • She has been active in the Rotary Club of Eugene Metropolitan since 2009.
  • She is a GSE alum, (Denmark, Distrikt 1480), a Paul Harris fellow  


  • Heather Edwards lived in Germany and Oklahoma before settling in Oregon where she graduated from Marist Catholic High School. 
  • She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a focus on international development economics. 
  • She has worked in community and economic development and nonprofit development since 2005.  In 2016 she went to Project Amigo for the first time. She fell in love with the program and has been actively involved since. She joined the Project Amigo staff as their Director of Development in December of 2019. 
  • Metro's chair of public relations and a member of their foundation board 


Project Amigo - How one international nonprofit is eradicating poverty through education - and how you can help. 

Any club who would like to learn more about Project Amigo is more than welcome to contact me here at this email address. It has been so good for the soul to tell our story to so many new clubs. It is so easy to feel hopeless right now and we have found it to be hope-giving to tell     people how much their generosity really is changing lives. We might sound slogan-y but     Rotarians really are eradicating poverty through education and it's been beautiful to see how well people respond to the Project Amigo graduates who've been presenting with me..