Don Pierce

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Description of Service[edit]

Worked with the UNDP & ILO on a project with local woodcarvers in the Vakpo area (Volta Region).We helped them work together in a cooperative environment, gathered them together under five different work sheds. They had previously been competeing against each other.We showed them how to cost their items, work on quality control. Provided them with new tools for carving, and helped negotiate quality standard and pricing with the local tourist vendors. Our group of Peace Corps Volunteers were the very first group of "Small Enterprise Development" volunteers that Peace Corps had.

About Don Pierce Today[edit]

I went back to the management position I had been in for 15 years before I entered the Peace Corp.My time there helped me gain great patience and understanding and has made me a better leader and manager.Also gained a great understanding of what other people of the world are up against.I have learned what I can personally do without. Retired in 2005

External Links[edit]

  • Personal homepage/Blog lddart1224@yahoo.com*Facebook page: Don Pierce
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