Beth Hain

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Beth Hain
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Country Bulgaria
Years: 1998-2000
Site(s) Kardjali
Region(s) Kardzhali
Program(s) Business
Assignment(s) Business_Developmentwarning.png"Business_Development" is not in the list of possible values (Agroforestry, Sustainable Agricultural Science, Farm Management and Agribusiness, Animal Husbandry, Municipal Development, Small Business Development, NGO Development, Urban and Regional Planning, Primary Teacher/Training, Secondary Teacher/Training, Math/Science Teacher/Training, Special Education/Training, Deaf/Education, Vocational Teacher/Training, University Teacher/Training, English Teacher/Training (TEFL), Environmental Education, National Park Management, Dry Land Natural Resource Conservation, Fisheries Fresh, Ecotourism Development, Coastal /Fisheries Resource Management, Public Health Education, AIDS Awareness, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Water and Sanitation Resources Engineering, Housing Construction Development, Youth, Other) for this property.
Beth Hain started in Bulgaria 1998
Beth Hain, Heather Leet
Region: Kardzhali
Beth Hain
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Charles Baynes, Felicia Bivens, Ryan Cairns, Chris Callaghan, Greg Davidson, Beth Hain, Kenneth Johnson, Ursula Kirk, Douglas J Kramer, Mike Lynch … further results
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Rafael Aguilar, Anne Andrews, Joshua Andrews, Whitney Aster, Charles Baynes, Lysle Baker (Lindenschmidt), Daniel Baker-Smith, Alison Beitelspacher, Felicia Bivens, Carolyn Bohm, Jamy Bond, Nathaniel Broekman, Laura Bruner, Ryan Cairns, Chris Callaghan … further results
Projects in Bulgaria
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"Together We Can Do More" 2009 Summer Camp, 2005 Camp GLOW, A Healthier Future for Children, A Stage for Everyone, After-School Learning Center, Borino Community Education Center, Bring a Buddy Volunteer Campaign, Building Hope Through Basketball, Camp GLOW - Bulgaria 2004, Camp GLOW - Veliko Turnovo, Center for Education and Upbringing, Children with Different Destinies - Common Dreams and Ambitions, Come On Inside - A Safe Place, Community Fitness Center, Community Youth Center, Computer Lab Project - Bulgaria, Development of a Youth Basketball Program, Educational Center, English Resource Library, Enhancing English Through Technology, First Annual Bulgarian Student Play Writing Competition, Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center, Improving Access to Museum Library Information, Interactive Language Resource Room, Isperih Children's Sports Clubs, Kitchen Remodeling Project, Language Resource Room - Bulgaria, Multi-Ethnic Camp, Multimedia Room, National Park Central Balkan Wolf Presence Survey II, National Park Central Balkan Wolf Signs Collection and Analysis, Seminar for Improving the Business Sector
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[edit] Description of Service

Beth Hain served in Kardjali Bulgaria in the Eastern Rhodope mountains from 1998-2000 as Business Development (later program changed to Community Development) volunteer. Working with a group called the Regional Economic Development and Investment Agency (REDIA - initially under the leadership of Ilko Vakarelov and later Anita Tagarova, Director, the Municipality with Mayor (, and assisting with several other agencies and projects regionally, Beth did work for the community. Having lived in the city center in the Rila complex, she saw the school Gymnasium "Otez Paisiy" catch on fire.

Beth also assisted with incoming and ongoing peace corps training with train-the-trainer training for Bulgarian teachers working with newly arriving volunteers and project management for business and environmental volunteers and their host counterparts.

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[edit] About Beth Hain Today

Beth left Bulgaria unexpectedly toward the final months of her service due to a family illness. Her father was diagnosed with a brain tumor and eventually passed in May 2001. However, Beth did do the unexpected. She brought home a local and married him in Atlanta in the fall of 2000. Raim Habil is a Bulgaria Turk of the village Gluhar, Kardjali and since 2003, Beth and Raim have lived in Greater Washington DC. Their son Adem Hain Habil was born in May 2007; their daugher Ayla Hain Habil born in October 2009. To keep up on their family happenings, visit

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