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1964: Elaine Lohnas Samaniego served in Panama in Villa Rosario, District of Capira beginning in 1964
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Elaine Lohnas Samaniego can be contacted at esamanieatwcnydrrdcom
Country of Service: Panama
Training Group: VI
Cities you served in: Villa Rosario, District of Capira
Arrival Year: 1964
Departure Year: 1966
Work Description: Community Development
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Married to Panamanian, lived in rural area for 27 years, left Panama in 1991.
Recently retired from doing accounting for a third party administrator in
Syracuse, NY. Visit 5 children still living in Panama at least once a year for 2
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Profoundly changed my value system and the course of my life. It was the
first time that I had felt empowered to make a profound impact on a whole
community. Our group formed strong bonds which carried us through the
more trying episodes of training and of subsequent service.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Any message for returned volunteers?:
It is a wonderful opportunity being afforded to RPVC's that we are being
considered to serve on short-term assignments in times of crisis.
Originally posted: February 28, 2002
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