Interview with Win Speicher, February 27, 1996

Project: Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Speicher talks about leaving her insurance job and applying to the Peace Corps in Honduras. She talks about working with the local women who wanted to start a version the Girls Scouts in the community. She talks about a childcare center that housed children whose parents worked in the marketplace and working with the social worker there. She talks about teaching the staff various skills so that they could better handle and take care of the children. She talks about the geography, climate, and dress of San Pedro Sula, Honduras as well as the community atmosphere of her house. She talks about being able to change people's perspective of Americans. Speicher talks about rejoining the workforce after her time in Honduras. She talks about how little money she made working with women teaching Spanish and English in Philadelphia. She talks about her decision to join the police department in order to do social work. She talks about her part in connecting different communities because of her knowledge of South American culture and language. She talks about her Peace Corps experience and how it helped her approach situations with empathy and compassion as opposed to with force. She talks about how Peace Corps has impacted her life beyond her time there and her occupation as a police officer. She talks about living in Puerto Rico and working with Peace Corps recruitment.

Interview Accession

1996oh057_pc012

Interviewee Name

Win Speicher

Interviewer Name

C. Edward Wardle

Interview Date

1996-02-27

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Speicher, Win Interview by C. Edward Wardle. 27 Feb. 1996. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Speicher, W. (1996, February 27). Interview by C. E. Wardle. Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Speicher, Win, interview by C. Edward Wardle. February 27, 1996, Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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