Yup, we're still here, but we've moved! We're living in the BIG city, Panama City. I'm working for the office as the Technical Trainer for the CED program and having a blast. Ben is a Peace Corps Response Volunteer, working with IPACOOP (the national cooperative authority), advising them on Agri-Business practices. He's been busy traveling all over the country completing marketing diagnostics with agricultural cooperatives. (Peace Corps Response is a special program, initally set up to have PC volunteers respond to crisis situations - formerly Crisis Corps - but now offers assignments to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for 3-12 months traditionally working with a Host Country Agency.
So, in case anyone wants to snail mail us anything, our address has changed, and we've come full circle - back to the Peace Corps Office:
Lisa and Ben Spink
Cuerpo de Paz Panama
Edif. 104, 1er Piso
Avenida Vicente Bonilla
Ciudad del Saber, Clayton
Panama, Republica de Panama
Ben's current PCRV position is for 6 months, which would finish at the end of April 2011, with options to extend. He's thinking of staying up to July at the latest, and then he's going to law school! Where, we don't know yet, but his applications are ready and being sent soon.
I will be here until December 31, 2011 (mas o menos), under my contract with Peace Corps Panama! So, one more year! And I'll try to keep popping in here and updating all of our dedicated followers about our Panama adventures!