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1966: Paul Bolstad served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania in Sonjo, in Ulanga District, Selous Game Reserve beginning in 1966
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Paul Bolstad can be contacted at pbolstadaaoldcom
Country of Service: Tanzania
Training Group: XII
Cities you served in: Sonjo, in Ulanga District, Selous Game Reserve
Arrival Year: 1966
Departure Year: 1968
village settlement worker; sugar cane cultivation): assisting the manager; designed and built small office and workshop, liason with division headquarters in DSM almost monthly, sorting our messed up local accounts(ugh!) and explaining to the farmers what money they had coming and why is wasn't more, work road building, typing letters to headquarters on behalf of manager(local secretaries couldn't type correctly), and on and on...
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Kenya, extention of service after Tanzania denied permission for PCV's to extend. 1969-1970. Agricultural extension worker in sugar cane cooperatives on the Kano Plains of Nyanza District(Kisumu)
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
studied at Oklahoma State University, received MS in Geography in 1973. Was hired by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to teach at secondary school near Arusha(Enaboishui). Married Shirley Roehl in June, 1973 just before graduation and hiring by ELCA. Taught in TZ from 1974 to 1982, two children born in Nairobi(175 miles north of Arusha)
Built a energy efficient house with the help of family members after returning and starting out in the business world(real estate); established a housing cooperative in 1992 for returned missionaries and for active missionaries desiring a home base, renting out units until owner returns after whatever number of years. Last child completed college in 2004! Freedom at last...
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Many fond memories of TZ; have posted comments elsewhere.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone from Tanzania XIIa or XIIb
Any message for returned volunteers?:
hang in there
Originally posted: August 12, 2007
Peace Corps Tanzania; Directory of Tanzania RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Tanzania RPCVs; Peace Corps Annual Report: 1966
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