1966: Joyce Hodgkinson served in Colombia in Firavitoba beginning in 1966

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1966: Joyce Hodgkinson served in Colombia in Firavitoba beginning in 1966

1966: Joyce Hodgkinson served in Colombia in Firavitoba beginning in 1966

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joyce Hodgkinson can be contacted at wjaquixnetdnet

Country of Service: Colombia

Training Group: PINA-Colombia 44

Cities you served in: Firavitoba

Arrival Year: 1966

Departure Year: 1968

Work Description: Teacher-Nutrition, Health, Agriculture

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

Joyce Elkins
was my Peace Corps name.
Now I'm Joyce Hodgkinson--USF Professor and Internet business owner.

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

Incredible experience.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Anyone from Colombia 44-PINA-66-68

Originally posted: January 10, 2002

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By Emiro Patarroyo Gama ( on Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - 10:55 am: Edit Post

Quisiera saber los nombres y las fechas de los voluntarios de los cuerpos de paz que estuvieron en Firavitoba (Boyaca, Colombia).
y si fuera posible, el e-mail de alguno de ellos. En la actualidad estoy escribiendo la historia de Firavitoba; pienso que su estadía fue un capítulo importante en la vida del poblado.
Quedaría muy agradecido por su respuesta.

By Paul Elkins ( on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 1:20 am: Edit Post


My Name is Paul Elkins and I was a P.C in Fira starting in.66 and ending in 68. I loved living in Fira. We built a school. did ag extension and started the first small loan program for woman in Fira in association with LA CAJA AGRADIA in Tunja. The Peach Corps assigned a vounteer to the bank to spread the practice. I wonder if the Peace Corps was the beginning of the Micro Loan movement which garnered a Nobel Prize in India years later. I wonder if there are still small loans being offered to woman in Boyaca. Pacho Ortize was the Colombian from the Bank, who really made it happen. Ola Pacho. Sincerely Paul Elkins (Don Pablo)

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