I finally got my official Peace Corps invitation on Thursday (6/14)...YAY! It has been a long process but I am sooooo excited about my new adventure! I will be in Guatemala begining August 27th, 2007. I will be there through Nov. 2009 working as a Marketing Facilitator for the Sustainable Agriculture project!
So what does a Marketing Facilitator do...I asked myself the same question. In my assignment descriptions it says that I will be working with small to medium size farmers to help farmers increase productivity and efficiency along with trying to increase the money that the products bring to the farmers! I guess 10 years of 4-H and living in a farming community qualifies me to work in the agriculture sector...who knows, I guess I will find out!
I am really excited about working, living and helping abroad in Guatemala! I am a little nervous about my spanish and the level I am at but I got around Spain I should be ok, right?! I am going to post more about what I think my two years will be like and some expectations that I have for myself. In addition, I will post some facts and figures about Guatemala so that you have some background info on where I am!