1. Namibia Himba Bracelets

    These are bracelets designed by the Himba which is one of the last remaining traditional tribes in Namibia. The bracelets are made from recycled PVC pipe and feature traditional designs of the Himba.

  2. Senegal Paper Recycling in Senegal

    These are members of my Eco-Ecole program (an environmental education program for 9-11 year olds) who are ripping recyclable paper with me to make paper briquettes to use for cook stoves.

  3. Namibia Hopper

    A species of grasshopper found in Namibia. The colors of their shells are brilliant and the photo really does not do their size justice. This one I found hiding in a shrub and it was gracious enough to allow me to get close enough to photograph it.

  4. Namibia Kudus

    This photo was taken at a lodge near Otavi. The Kudu's horns were placed against the wall of a building with a simple mortar and stone foundation and thatched wall and roof.

  5. Namibia Young Meets Old

    The National Immunization Days (NID) campaign is held every year in Namibia. One of my responsibilities during the campaign was to document the campaign in my town through photos which would then be included in the official report. After taking all of the photos, I went back through to pick out the best and discovered this gem.   The old woman is a volunteer who was administering our Vitamin A Supplement, the little girl was now on to her second oral vaccine (first being Polio) and clearly ha...

  6. Namibia Captive Audience

    We were conducting an outreach program in the Oshiwambo Location under a tree. We set up chairs and made posterboards we could strap around our necks to present our information. Today's session was about alcohol and drug abuse and its effects on the community. I was taking pictures of the event when I spotted this little guy staring up at me while his mother listened on.

  7. Botswana Ke a Leboga (Thank you in Setswana)

    It is uncommon to hear the words "Thank you" from a Motswana. It is not because Batswana are rude people; it is because they show their gratitude in different manners other than words. My friend Mabe (Mah-bee) serves as a good example. He is the driver for our District AIDS Coordinator’s Office. Mabe is more like a brother to me today. We joke about anything and everything and he is always happy to see me every morning at the office. When I first got to Tsabong he helped me greatl...

  8. Togo Take Our Daughters to Work Week

    Hello, my name is Camilla Pearson, the PCV Organizer for the PCPP Project "Take Our Daughters to Work Conference Week" enacted in Togo, West Africa at the end of March 2011. My counterparts and I are really proud of the project and wanted to share our story with you. The conference was held for motivated high school girls in theplateaux region of Togo that were either in their junior or senior years of highschool. Girls at this level of education are somewhat rare in our region (and...

  9. Guyana Waiting

    A local man is waiting for his chance to participate in an Ite' Tree climbing contest.  The green leaves of the Ite' are woven to make a 'brake' while coming back down.

  10. Costa Rica Sisters

    Two sisters take a break on a bench in Tortugero, Costa Rica.

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