1. Ecuador Equipo de Sueños

    As a Peace Corps volunteer you often end up taking on “other” assignments. One of mine was coaching the local girl’s basketball team. Here we are with a few younger sibling fans and our mascot, my dog Iko. Note: I named my dog after the famous New Orleans song by The Dixie Cups. As it turns out, it sounds a lot like the Quechua word for dog, allcu. The locals found this funny.       

  2. Ecuador Kids & Cuyes

    Cuyes or guinea pigs make for great pets. In Ecuador though, they're also considered a delicacy. Buen provecho!   

  3. Philippines Peeping Filipino kids

    During a stay on Camigan Island off the coast of Midanao, these kids hung around our hut the better part of a day, periodically peeping around the gate.

  4. Philippines Filipinas travel by Jeepney

    During training in Cebu (Philippines), I caught this shot of three of our language instructors traveling into town.

  5. Philippines Sorsogon Pizza

    Sorsogon Pizza   I served as a Peace Corps Agricultural Advisor, assigned to Baranguay Salbacion, Magallanes, Sorsogon, Philippines, from 1979 to 1981. A major part of my work was to build & manage a nursery for the propagation of coffee, cacao, and black pepper, as one of  several outposts of a USAID-funded project, the Sorsogon Crop Diversification Program.  SCDP had been designed and proposed to USAID by an earlier Peace Corps Volunteer, Paul Driscoll, who had also recruited a recen...

  6. Ecuador Niños & Ovejas

    Delivering sheep to the children of Pinjuma

  7. Ecuador ¡El Gringo Va a Morir!

    It was the last race I ever ran. I had only been at my site for a few months when I decided to enter a 10K in Cuenca, Ecuador. In retrospect, it was a huge mistake. I hadn’t trained since college; my New Orleans lungs were still ill-equipped to extract oxygen from the thin mountain air; and my flatlander muscles could hardly summit a curb less clamber up steep cobblestone mountain roads. Nonetheless, I was, well, Peace Corps confident. Like so many new volunteers, I had set my sights on sav...

  8. Kenya This is what I shared with my co-workers on March 1st

    I served in Kenya from 1989 to 1991 as a small business advisor in a small village named Sochoi, five miles outside Lessos, Kenya.   I learned so many things from Peace Corps and Kenyans, especially the Nandi people (with whom I lived). These lessons have guided me every day since leaving Sochoi. From Peace Corps, I learned to "leave behind a process, not a product."  Succinctly said, it's more important -- and more difficult -- to empower people than power up a building, generato...

  9. Malawi Tiny Baby

    Malnourished child and mom at under five clinic, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe

  10. Malawi Ladies in Red

    Independence Day Celebration, Lilongwe 

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.