Volunteer: Kelly Cronin
I came to Peru as a Peace Corps Volunteer in June 2008. I served for two years in the Andes Mountains, 23 hours by bus from the capital, Lima. After studying business in college, I developed projects as a small business volunteer, working especially on formalization of business through the legal Peruvian system. In addition I worked with the local artisans and apple farmers. It was an amazing two years, and I am happy to share my story.
I also fell in love with my in-country tech trainer. We are now engaged and live in Lima (he no longer works for Peace Corps). Something about reverse-culture shock that I am not ready to experience yet. I now work in Peru's #1 business grad school as in their dept. of international coordination. Life is good.
Contributions from Kelly Cronin
I just finished serving as a Small Business Development volunteer in the Andean Mountains of Peru. Here is my story.