Cris Carusi’s Service in Nepal
Years of Service: 1989-1992
I worked with Appropriate Technology Unit branches in Far Western Nepal and Surkhet. In the Far West, my work spanned three districts (Baitadi, Darchula and Dadeldhura). Bus transportation was limited, and I spent a great deal of time walking – sometimes days at a time – to project sites, talking with people along the way. I learned that work is not just about the actual job you do, but what you learn on the journey (literally). Peace Corps also taught me that you will be more successful if you meet people where they are at, listen to them, and try to see things from their perspective.