Scholarship program brings Peace Corps volunteers to Freeman

As a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, Edward Crawford started a cooperative to help local coffee farmers earn more money from their annual harvests, but the then recently graduated English major soon found himself taking on new and unfamiliar responsibilities.

“I was putting together the co-op’s board, leading board meetings and doing the legal work to form a business in another country, but I had no formal business training,” Crawford says. “I wanted learn how real businesses operated.”

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