Rotary is a service organization with more than 35,000 clubs and 1.2 million members world-wide. At times, Rotary clubs join together to carry out worthwhile international projects to meet specific needs in communities.
Rotarian Nosberto L. Lou was the connecting link for two such Rotary clubs in Ottawa-Stittsville and in Guatemala North. Originally from Guatemala where he was a member of the Rotary club, Nosberto now lives with his family in Stittsville. Currently however, he is in Guatemala where he was able to see the great need for medical supplies to deal with the current COVID-19 crisis.
When Nosberto learned that the Guatemalan Rotary club was looking for an international Rotary club partner to join in a project to help with the COVID-19 crisis, he immediately contacted Stittsville Rotary to propose that the 2 clubs should join forces to provide the necessary medical supplies.
The result? The two Rotary clubs are now international partners in an important undertaking to buy specific protective equipment, e.g. face shields, gowns, gloves, alcohol and disinfectant, for the doctors, nurses and medical staff in charge of patients in hospitals that the Guatemalan Government has built especially for treatment of infected patients. 
This is a great example of Rotarians working together in partnership to accomplish so much more than individuals working alone, helping individuals and communities achieve better living conditions and better futures.