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2001: Aimee Gaines served in Haiti in Petite Riviere de Nippes beginning in 2001
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Aimee Gaines can be contacted at aimeegainesayahoodcom
Country of Service: Haiti
Training Group: 12
Cities you served in: Petite Riviere de Nippes
Arrival Year: 2001
Departure Year: 2003
An agroforestry volunteer. Started up a tree nursery with a local youth group, opened a literacy center, held HIV/AIDS awareness seminars for a total of 300 youths, etc.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Have returned to Haiti for 3 months to implement a pig-raising project for the school in the village where i served. Am currently working as an environmental activist, directing a campaign office with the Fund for Public Interest Research, a nonprofit organization.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I had an absolutely great experience. I left with a deep connection that will keep me going back to Haiti for the rest of my life.
Originally posted: August 30, 2005
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