Nancy T. Sturdivant

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Nancy Turner Sturdivant
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Country Bolivia
Years: 1962-1964
Site(s) Cochabamba
Region(s) Cochabamba
Program(s) Health
Assignment(s) Nursingwarning.png"Nursing" 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.
Nancy Sturdivant started in Bolivia 1962
Donald Charles Bullock, Volunteers who served in Bolivia, Bolivia volunteers, Nancy T. Sturdivant
Region: Cochabamba
Robert Ballew, Michael H. Hirsh, Terry Linkletter, Kate McPeek, Nancy T. Sturdivant
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Donald Charles Bullock, Sean Nagle, Matt Sholler, Nancy T. Sturdivant
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Bill Baedke, Robert Ballew, Erica Barajas, Mark Barajas, Jon Bjornstad, Luann Bjornstad, Dana Blakeslee, Donald Charles Bullock, Joy Darling, Don Dilworth, David Fabricant, Mike Fogg, Taylor Hackford, Michael H. Hirsh, Jeffrey Horton … further results
Projects in Bolivia
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Beekeeping in the Heart of the Andes Boliva, El Carmen Library, Las Carreras School Library, Multi-Sport Area, Nuevo Mundo Playground, Pampa Grande Library, Pucara Library, Redencion Pampa High School Orchard, San Andres Educational Resource Center, School Library, Tasa Pampa Bathrooms - Improving Health
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Nancy Turner Sturdivant served in Cochabamba from July of 1962 to August of 1964 as a Public Health Nurse and group coordinator. Part of the time I lived in Cochabamba with the Cornejo family and part of the time with a family in Tiquepaya. At this moment I cannot locate the family name of the Tiquepaya couple but their first names were Alcira and Armando and they were wonderful people with beautiful children. I found the Bolivian people to be kind, generous, patient and welcoming. Armando and his wife built onto their house probably to give them more room for their growing family, but while we were there it served well for my fellow volunteer nurse Lois Duffin and myself while we lived with the family. They even installed a faucet with running water and a latrine. Armando was a community leader and ran a small store. The family lived on the town square across from the R. C. church. Much of our work centered around opening small community clinics, teaching and encouraging families to install latrines, and operating a small clinic near the school where we bandaged up little scrapes and minor injuries of the school children and out of which we taught the children about health practices, hygiene, etc.

We worked closely with Father Bob and the Sisters of Charity who also had similar work going on in the outlying areas of Cochabamba. Our work was enabled by having access to a jeep which allowed us the flexibility of getting into the countryside in those days when transportation was difficult to come by except by riding in the backs of trucks.

Perhaps later I will add more to this journal. NTS

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