1986: Joseph Pigott served in Botswana in Nswazwi beginning in 1986

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1986: Joseph Pigott served in Botswana in Nswazwi beginning in 1986

1986: Joseph Pigott served in Botswana in Nswazwi beginning in 1986

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joseph Pigott can be contacted at dumelaasnetdnet

Country of Service: Botswana

Cities you served in: Nswazwi

Arrival Year: 1986

Departure Year: 1988

Work Description: Science Teacher

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Grad school at Columbia U - working in Banking in NYC area

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Loved every moment

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Originally posted: May 17, 2003

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By Anonymous (pd954bccd.dip0.t-ipconnect.de - on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 3:38 pm: Edit Post

hi joseph
my name is hapo. i was development worker for the german development service and were based in nswazwi. i was there from 1999 - 2000. i am an architect and was commissioned to establish a new unit for draughtsmen. then after that year they took me out of that hell. they sent me to the capitol where i stayed for another 3 years with another task.
to be honest, the brigade where i worked was ruled by a zimbabwean mafia, which corrupted and terrorized the entire village. when i was there people were even afraid to talk about the coordinator and his fellows. my trainees were suffering, because those guys took the government money for their own amusement instead of spending it in food for my student. i am sorry to tell you , that this village was really depressing with scarred poor and suffering people and with fat zimbabwean guys who got fatter each day, abused and raped the female trainees and so on. actually i like zimbabweans, but this guys behaved like mugabe himself.
otherwise i loved botswana very much. i am still visiting my friends there each year since i left the country, i am always homesick. but forget about nsazwi, sorry to tell you that. take care. regards h.h.

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