July 4, 2001 - Personal Web Page: Amigos de Nicaragua RPCV Group

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Amigos de Nicaragua RPCV Group

Amigos de Nicaragua RPCV Group

"Amigos de Nicaragua" means "Friends of Nicaragua" in Spanish. We are the official RPCV group for former Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Nicaragua. We are currently composed of well over 140 members who live all over the United States and elsewhere, and are bound together by the following:

* A sense of shared experience in the two years or more we each spent working in Nicaragua

* A love for Nicaragua: its people, its beautiful landscapes, and its culture

* The desire to remain aware of what's happening in Nicaragua, discuss current events, and stay in touch with current events: political, social, and cultural.

* The desire to continue contributing to the advancement of Nicaragua's economic development, as always, through the grass-roots type of activities that we practiced as Peace Corps Volunteers. Typically we contribute to projects run by Peace Corps volunteers, and band together to make ourselves useful in times of need, such as after Hurricane Mitch (October 1998).

We are an affiliate organization of the NPCA (National Peace Corps Association). There are many other RPCV groups, organized by geographic region of Peace Corps service (Uganda, Micronesia, etc.), and geographic location in the United States (Long Island, South Florida, etc.) We are a not-for-profit group; all membership fees are used to support grass-roots projects in Nicaragua. Our board of directors are volunteers.

The Peace Corps has three goals:

1. To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women

2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served

3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Amigos de Nicaragua is just one way Returned Peace Corps Volunteers work on the third goal. We help unite returned volunteers from Nicaragua, and help them use their experience in and knowledge of Nicaragua to promote a better understanding of Nicaragua in the United States. In the days since September 11th, 2001, many Peace Corps Volunteers have felt a renewed sense of responsibility to promote knowledge and understanding, as they are two fundamental elements in the quest for peace. It is our sincere desire that by helping to unite volunteers, we can provide a channel through which good deeds can be performed.

Read our FAQ here.

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