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Sandra Wilcox was part of the first group of seven female Peace Corps Volunteers in Ecuador, serving from December 1971 to June 1975. She began her service by providing nutrition education for women in Chimborazo Province in conjunction with a food distribution program operated by Caritas, a Catholic non-governmental organization. After about a year and the departure of her mentor, Wilcox continued this work with a variety of community development groups in scattered rural communities. She returned to the United States on medical leave and then went back to Ecuador under a six month extension, working as an in-country trainer for new Peace Corps Volunteers. Wilcox discusses the role of the Catholic Church, especially the role of the Bishop of Riobamba as a proponent of Liberation Theology, in educating peasants about their rights under land reform. She also discusses differences in working with the Catholic communities versus the Evangelical Christian communities. 1 digital audio file. Interviewed and recorded by Evelyn Ganzglass, December 13, 2015.
Date(s) of Materials: 13 December 2015
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