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2001: Juan S. Gonzalez served in Guatemala in 7 Pinos/Chiantla/Huehuetenango beginning in 2001
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Juan S. Gonzalez can be contacted at gonzrom76ayahoodcom
Country of Service: Guatemala
Training Group: Community Environmental Management
Cities you served in: 7 Pinos/Chiantla/Huehuetenango
Arrival Year: 2001
Departure Year: 2004
§Worked with host country agencies to develop conservation plan for watersheds in Huehuetenango highlands.
§Developed the 2002-2004 annual plans on conservation for host country agencies and facilitated strategic planning meetings with rural villagers to insure plans execution.
§Worked closely with local government and communities to settle border disputes involving water use in the Magdalena-Pepajau watersheds.
§Collaborated with the Governor of Huehuetenango to secure $25,000USD in funding to mitigate water pollution in the rivers of the Magdalena-Pepajau watersheds.
§Secured funding from the US Agency for International Development for a composting latrine project, veterinary medicine for highland farmers, the construction of a maternity ward, and training programs for rural ecotourism committees.
§Worked with rural women’s groups to improve profits of income generation projects.
§Created after-school program for rural youth where I taught for 200 hours.
Originally posted: February 22, 2004
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