1. Burkina Faso Computer Camp in Koudougou

    "Last night a semi-truck collapsed the bridge just up the road. You're not going anywhere today." This was not the news I was hoping to hear the morning I was supposed to take 16 of my best eighth grade students from our village to the regional capital for a computer camp. "Oh, and on top of that, 80% of the cell phone service in the country is out today." Even better. Somehow I managed to get a hold of a friend in the city who miraculously sweet-talked a bush taxi into c...

  2. Costa Rica tired!

    This is me at my training community coming home from work completely exhausted. I was cought by my lil host sister who learned how to use my camara.

  3. Costa Rica Trash Cleanup

    Community members doing a garbage cleanup as part of their campaign against Dengue.

  4. Costa Rica Trash pickup

    A group of community members came together to organize a campaign agaisnt Dengue.  This is a community member picking up the tons of garbage that were collected that day to deposit them where the municipality would pick up.

  5. Costa Rica Baile Tipico

    This drawing was chosen as one of the winners for the Drawing Competition I put together at my elementary school. It was created by Dayana, a little girl who is very shy yet talented currently in 4th grade.

  6. Costa Rica YaY!

    Kinder and first-graders in their school's lunch room being silly! I took a picture of them when I was taking photos of the students that participated in an International Art Exchange.

  7. Costa Rica Longevity

    This is Don Climaco.  A 79-year old hardworking man I call abuelo who is resting one hot afternoon in his favorite chair where no one interrupts him.  He does this every day after he comes from work.

  8. Costa Rica Empanadas, anyone?

    Mom supporting a local fundraiser by helping out making some delicious empanadas! Custom is fry them on a wooden stove.

  9. Costa Rica Making Empanadas

    A group of moms planned a big fundraiser where they sold the most popular foods, one of them was empanadas filled with chicken rice or cheese or beans.  Super delicious! I joined them to learn how to make them and failed a few times but can say I learned pretty good lol

  10. Costa Rica On fire!

    This is the oven artisans in Guaitil de Santa Cruz use to burn the finalized pieces prior to selling them. It heats up to 1200 degrees using wood!

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