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Kathleen Caswell

Kathleen Caswell

Myanmar

2016-17

Kathleen Caswell had always dreamed of working in a developing country. But it wasn’t until the deaths of three close family members in quick succession, and the serendipitous arrival of a Cuso International newsletter one night, that she finally put her thoughts into action.

Caswell took a leave of absence from her work as a financial advisor to take a six-month posting as a business advisor with Cuso International in Myanmar.

“I felt that the work I could do to help abroad would be more worthwhile than what I could do at home,” says Caswell.

A lifelong volunteer, Caswell has worked with her local Rotary Club to support a group of Haitians in the Dominican Republic. She raised funds and supplies in Canada, and also travelled to provide on-the-ground support.

In order to continue volunteering in developing countries Caswell sold her investment business, but continues to be a tax preparation specialist. She is currently in Tanzania helping a farmers’ association become self-reliant through increased membership.

“I will definitely continue volunteering abroad as long as I have my health and energy,” she says.

When not travelling, Caswell lives in Wasaga Beach, Ontario.

2017-12-21T21:44:25+00:00
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