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Living Poor: American's Encounter with Ecuador

Living Poor: American's Encounter with Ecuador (Paperback)

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At the age of 48 Moritz Thomsen sold his pig farm in California and joined the Peace Corps. For the next four years he lived in an impoverished village on the coast of Ecuador; its inhabitants were so poor that six chickens represented wealth, and cigarettes were bought one at a time, on credit.

Thomsen discovered how difficult it was for an outsider to help, and most of his attempts were a mixture of tragedy and farce. This did not prevent him from entering into the hearts and minds of an alien people, becoming "just another person in a poor village, working out my own problems and frustrations, making friends and enemies like one more citizen of the town".

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 09/10/1989 ISBN-13: 9780907871866  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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