1966: Karen Allison served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador in Ambato beginning in 1966

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1966: Karen Allison served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador in Ambato beginning in 1966

1966: Karen Allison served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador in Ambato beginning in 1966

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Karen Allison can be contacted at allisonquestagmaildcom

Country of Service: Ecuador

Training Group: Camp Crozier, Puerto Rico

Cities you served in: Ambato

Arrival Year: 1966

Departure Year: 1967 (unfortunately had to leave early for medial reasons)

Work Description:

Worked with Salasaca Indian Tribe weaving cooperative developing handicrafts for export.

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

Don't know where to begin . . . marriage, children, divorce, interesting jobs, marriage again . . .waiting for 1st grandson to be born.

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

The best thing I ever did. Set the course for the rest of my life. Made me aware of differenct cultures and put the "travel" bug in my head.

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

Any "trainees" or "trainers" who were at Camp Crozier and/or volunteers who served in Ecuador or the other Latin American countries the Camp Crozier group were dispersed to.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Would love to hear from you. A year or so ago I went to a "arts" fair in Galena, IL and was astounded when I turned a corner to see a young woman in full Salasaca garb selling the same tapestries that they were creating when I worked with them so many years ago. Turned out she was a daughter of one of the weavers I had known in Salasaca. Very small world.

Originally posted: August 12, 2007




Related Links:

Peace Corps Ecuador; Directory of Ecuador RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Ecuador RPCVs; Peace Corps Annual Report: 1966



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