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1991: Darius K. Ellis served in Uruguay in Fray Bentos, Rio Branco beginning in 1991
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Darius K. Ellis can be contacted at bunebaayahoodcom
Country of Service: Uruguay
Training Group: Small Business and microenterprise
Cities you served in: Fray Bentos, Rio Branco
Arrival Year: 1991
Departure Year: 1993
Work Description: spearheaded microenterprise and small business development services in partnership with local economic development corporations; conceptualized a municipal recycling program; developed a young entrepreneurs program with public schools
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
see below. Other than graduate school, I've held excellent positions with both local and international nonprofits.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
One of the greatest experiences of my life. The grass roots community economic development techniques I honed during my Peace Corps service have served me well over the past ten years. Since my COS, I've worked in state government, abroad for a USAID-funded international organization fostering the creation of democratic institutions in Georgia (former Soviet Union) and spearheaded initiatives for an international organization dedicated to alleviating poverty through the provision of microfinance instruments. In many ways, my experiences over 2+ years as a PCV have had an everlasting impact on my approach to community development and further increased my interests in other languages and cultures.
Originally posted: November 18, 2002
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