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Our grouped departed from Miami in November 1987.  We spent three months at a training center just outside of Antigua.  I lived with a very poor family during training.  They cooked on an opened fire and everything tasted like smoke, even the watery oatmeal.  We ate beans and tortillas almost all the time.  My stomach unsettled during my whole two years of service, and I drank a bottle of Pepto-Bismol about every week (not really).  I survived by trading my smoking tasting food for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. 
 
  
My project was called appropriate technology.  Mostly I taught people how to be build stoves.  The indigenous population was used to cooking on the floor.  Basically they would put a pot on top of three rocks and use wood they gathered from the nearby forests.  This caused their one room adobe houses to fill up with smoke.  The smoke caused eye and respiratory problems, particularly for the children.  This method also used a lot of wood, which exacerbated the terrible deforestation occurring in the highlandsThe stoves that we built, if used correctly, used less wood.  Even if they were not used correctly, they usually got the smoke out of house.  I also taught people how to build latrines, mostly pit latrines.  However, we build a few composting toilets.  I did not have an official counterpart, but worked very closely with the brilliant individual named Julio Marin Quijibish.  He spoke Spanish and the Quiche languageHe was paid by a religious based health clinic called Clinica Christiana.  It was a project funded by a church based in Falls Church Virginia.  They did exceptional work.  They had North American doctors that spoke Spanish and Quiche fluently.  I spoke only a few words of Quiche.  We built a few solar ovens and to a few fero-cement storage tanksHowever the stoves were the most successfulI had a little motorcycle and traveled to many rural areas outside of QuetzaltenagoI think we built close to two hundred stoves while I was there. And I know that they continued to build after I left.   
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==Response January 19th 2011==
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This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requestSpecifically, you request, “Any guidance or Manual document for Peace Corps staff and/or Volunteers regarding treatment of Volunteers who are whistle blowersSpecifically I request a copy of any guidelines or Manual document regarding preserving the confidentiality of the Volunteer and protection of the Volunteer against retaliation.
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Attached please find MS 271 Handling of Volunteer/Trainee Allegations (2 pages) and IPS 1-09 - Handling of Volunteer/Trainee Allegations (2 pages)No pages have been withheldWe are providing this at no cost to you.  
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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (202) 692-1236 or foia@peacecorps.gov.
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Sincerely,
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Denora Miller
  
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FOIA Officer
  
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==Documents==
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*http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/images/MS_271_Handling_of_Volunteer_Trainee_Allegations.pdf
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*http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/images/IPS_1_09_memo_handling_of_volunteer_trainee_allegations.pdf
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*http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Whistle_Blowers_get_no_mention_in_NPCA_Letter_to_Director_Williams_and_Response

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United States Peace Corps
Freedom of Information Act Request
FOIA request number::FOIA 11061
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Response January 19th 2011

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Specifically, you request, “Any guidance or Manual document for Peace Corps staff and/or Volunteers regarding treatment of Volunteers who are whistle blowers. Specifically I request a copy of any guidelines or Manual document regarding preserving the confidentiality of the Volunteer and protection of the Volunteer against retaliation.”


Attached please find MS 271 Handling of Volunteer/Trainee Allegations (2 pages) and IPS 1-09 - Handling of Volunteer/Trainee Allegations (2 pages). No pages have been withheld. We are providing this at no cost to you.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (202) 692-1236 or foia@peacecorps.gov.


Sincerely,


Denora Miller

FOIA Officer

Documents