10/18/2011 11:12 am ET Updated Dec 18, 2011

Ron Smith, Shakopee Resident, Brings Clean Water, Organic Farms To Cúcuta, Colombia

Located along the Andes mountains in Colombia lies a city called Cúcuta. A population of almost one million people, Cúcuta is the fifth largest city in Colombia. It is also the location of an extensive Shakopee Rotary Club project spanning many years and thousands of dollars.

At the head of the humanitarian projects in Cúcuta is Ron Smith, a 70-year-old Shakopee man dedicated to bringing hope, health and compassion to the most vulnerable communities in Colombia.