February 12, 2004 - Peace Corps: Dennis and Nova Maack serve in Moldova

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Dennis and Nova Maack serve in Moldova



Dennis and Nova Maack serve in Moldova

Dennis and Nova Maack
Moldova 2003 present
Business Advisor and NGO Development
Hometown: Kansas City, MO


Nova and Dennis Maack
At age 61, Dennis and Nova Maack from Kansas City recently celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, in an intensive Peace Corps language in-service week. Dennis is studying Russian and Nova, Romanian. Speaking different languages has led to some unusual experiences for the pair. A store clerk nearly fell over laughing once when Dennis bought cookies in Russian, Nova bought an item in Romanian, and then they discussed in English who would pay.

When they volunteered for Peace Corps service, they requested to serve in Eastern Europe. They now live in Balti, a city in northern Moldova, part of the former Soviet Republic in Eastern Europe. They work with non-governmental organizations serving youth and women. At their age, they are able to use their life experiences in education and business to help these organizations with planning and development and to teach English to eager youth and adults. Upon returning to the U.S., they hope to share their experiences and insights with Americans to promote understanding of the difficulties of life in a former Soviet republic.




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