Monday, June 18, 2007

Invitation

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!

5 comments:

Caitlin McKee said...

Awesome! That's so funny that we've both set up blogs like this. Not creepy at all. So I'm guessing we'll be in the same training group? I'm supposed to leave for staging August 27th...is this when you're leaving? Looking forward to meeting you at some point I'm sure. If you'd like to e-mail me my address is caitymm@hotmail.com. Good luck!

Mom said...

I read the blog. I will work for other purpose just less complicated wording.

LauraSuz said...

I have a blog too! It's not informative about worldly things but just me and my life. I always get so excited when I find other bloggers, especially ones that I know!

Paul said...

Looks like I'll be joining you as well in Guatemala starting next week. You must be trying to take care of loose ends as well. I guess I can say see you Monday!

Toby & Brittany said...

At least you aren't immunizing chickens like other Peace Corps volunteers in Guatemala. Good ole' USA. What city are you going to be in?