Monday, September 29, 2008

Another update..

As many of you may have heard, there was an out break of violence in Bolivia a couple of weeks ago which escalated very quickly and many people were killed and injured. As a result of this violence and the expulsion of the American and Bolivian ambassadors, Peace Corps has been suspended in Bolivia. All of the PCVs have been accounted for and evacuated. Luckily this all occurred before we were there so we did not have to be evacuated again.
But this does put us in a bit of a difficult situation. We were given the option of taking another transfer to another country leaving in the next month or so or we could call it a day and close our service. We have chosen to do the latter. This was a very difficult decision for us to make and we are very disappointed not to have been able to complete our service under such circumstances.
We are very sad for the people of Georgia and the people of Bolivia, that their everyday lives are now ones of such struggle and uncertainty.

Some former Georgian Peace Corps volunteers have put together a non-profit organization to fund raise and gather supplies for the victims of the Georgian/Russian conflict. If you would like to see how you can help please follow the link below.

Again thanks for reading the blog and for all of the support that you all have given us over the last 16 months. We will let you know as soon as possible where we decide to go and what we decide to do with ourselves. For now everything is a little bit up in the air, but I am sure that we will figure it out eventually.

Talk to you soon,

PS I would like to draw your attention to the slideshow in the upper left corner. These pictures are from our "best day in Georgia, ever" which coincidentally occurred just three days before we evacuated Georgia when Russia invaded the country.

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