Stephen A. Church
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Stephen A. Church
|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.|
|Stephen Church started in Ecuador 1996|
|Stephen A. Church|
|Stephen A. Church, Don Dilworth, Chuck Lippi, Gary F. Richardson, David Trevor Wright|
|Agriculture in Ecuador:|
|Patty Hubbuch Bailey, Dennis C. Bangs, Barbara (Bean) Browne, Joshua Busby, Susan Butler-Graham, Karin Chamberlain, Stephen A. Church, Marie Connell, Forrest D Corson, Gary B. Dobbas … further results|
|Other Volunteers who served in Ecuador
|Carol Tumaylle, Todd Mitchell, John C. Abramowicz, James Agett, Caryl Alarcon, John Alexander, Karen Allison, Jack R. Amon, Bryndis Andrade, David J. Andrews, Lewis R Applegate, Ralph Archung, Heather Askey, Philipp Auer, Patty Hubbuch Bailey … further results|
|Projects in Ecuador
|A Home for the Elderly, Build a Library, Build a Future, Community Sanitation Project, First Aid Workshop, Gender Seminar, Marimba Dance Group Outfits, Milk for Kids, Tourist Eco-Cabin|
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I worked with the Pastoral Social office of the Curia Diocesana de Azogues in a position somewhat similar to that of an agribusiness extension agent. I was based in an office in the provincial capital, but the majority of my work occurred outside of the city. I carried out small business trainings with members of rural community groups that had received small production loans from the office I worked with. The trainings included topics such as basic bookkeeping, basic marketing, and cost analysis. I did some of the training in more formal workshop settings and some were done on an individual basis with some of the larger, more organized and advanced groups. I made follow-up/troublshooting visits on a regular basis with the larger groups and per request with the smaller groups. I also worked with a women's group to export wool sweaters. Unfortunately --at least as far as I know-- this was a one-time thing. With my fellow Agribusiness PCVs, we put together a basic small business manual for non-business PCVs. On a more personal note, I met and married my wife while I served as a Volunteer. Following my COS, I stayed in Ecuador on contract with Peace Corps as Technical Trainer for the incoming Agribusiness Trainees.