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1989: Ellen Josephine Bergstrom served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay in Itagua beginning in 1989
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ellen Josephine Bergstrom can be contacted at greenbridge36ahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Paraguay
Training Group: Aregua
Cities you served in: Itagua
Arrival Year: 1989
Departure Year: 1991
Cooperative Promoter: assited women's groups and associations with information regarding forming cooperatives, business info and networking.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Trasitioned into work in mental health field and became a licensed social worker; completed pre-med and now completing 1st year at medical school. Have also been involved in alternative counseling/Spiritual Healing/ Energy work.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Wished I could have done more. If I ever return, I plan on being more productive..but now I am experienced enough to know how to deal with issues that kept me from becoming as productive as I would have to have been. Perhaps, I will follow up on recommendations made from former volunteers to complete unfinished projects and accomplish needed ones.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Don't let the obstacles get you down. It is difficult to communicate and assist anyone at various times. Many times the cultural differences get in the way...don't let it happen. Walk around them and get the job done!
Originally posted: October 21, 2007
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1989; Peace Corps Paraguay; Directory of Paraguay RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Paraguay RPCVs
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