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1968: Jerry A. Payne served in Ecuador in Cuenca beginning in 1968
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jerry A. Payne can be contacted at payne376ahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Ecuador
Training Group: Artisan Cooperatives - Ecuador 68
Cities you served in: Cuenca
Arrival Year: 1968
Departure Year: 1970
I was Office Manager/Liason for Andean Products, a union of individual artisan cooperatives from various regions in Ecuador. We managed a central office with both retail sales and wholesale sales and exports to customers in the U.S.. Other members of our group were stationed in small towns that specialized in a particular handicraft to help with production, design, quality control and finances. Each town had an individual cooperative which was a member of the Andean Products Cooperative in Cuenca.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I have been the Treasurer at a vocational high school in Shelby, Ohio for 25 years. I worked in manufacturing for 10 years and missed working with people to improve the lives of others.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was a magical time in my life. I enjoyed it more than any other experience I have had. I still have close friends from my volunteer group.
Originally posted: February 19, 2005
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