|By Admin1 (admin) (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 11:43 pm: Edit Post|
1976: Katherine Jones served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua in Bonanza beginning in 1976
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Katherine Jones can be contacted at kmjdebayaattdnet
Country of Service: Nicaragua
Cities you served in: Bonanza
Arrival Year: 1976
Departure Year: 1980
Health volunteer with 14 indigenous communities now called the Mayangna, then called Sumu.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
When PC left Nicaragua in 1979, I stayed on with my husband, but left when the war entered our town. I returned later to Managua for a year. Joined USAID as a health development officer and served in Liberia, Bolivia, Ecuador, and the regional office in West Africa, as well as in Washington, DC Retired in 2001 to be an executive & life coach working mostly with international development professionals.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Still the hardest, most rewarding job ever. My experience served me throughout my career.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I don't remember names too well... Anyone from our group.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Keep in touch with others
Originally posted: 2/23/2010
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1976; Peace Corps Nicaragua; Directory of Nicaragua RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Nicaragua RPCVs
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