1. Guyana Weaving Basket

    Even in our remote, small Amerindian village, many young people don't know how to do all the traditional skills. As a part of a training program to prevent human trafficking amoung the youth, building pride in local culture is emphasized by teaching youth how to weave baskets from local palm and how to shoot bow and arrow. Here, one youth who already knew how to weave a basket helps another who is just learning. 

  2. Botswana A hill with a view

    Overlooking a village from the top of a hill

  3. Botswana Say What?!

    Anyone who has joined the Peace Corps understands what it means to be out of one’s comfort zone. It is not easy to feel vulnerable in a place that is supposed to be your home for two years. One of the contributors to fear and feeling out of place is the language barrier. Since coming to Botswana, I learned that overcoming my fears and doubts of speaking Setswana is easier than I thought. I have been in Botswana for one year and I can have a basic conversation with people, but I still can't f...

  4. Botswana A dirt road....

    Children walking on the outskirts of town.

  5. Botswana Camels

    Camels in the Kgalagadi Desert! Aren't they adorable?!

  6. Botswana Beer Bottle Decoration

    Some individuals and establishments are finding creative ways to reuse and recycle.  This lodge used beer bottles to decorate around plants.

  7. Botswana Rondoval

    A traditionally-built house.  Today, there are more modern concrete houses than the traditional huts in many areas of Botswana.

  8. Guyana Learning Resource Centre

    After working hard to raise money through PCPP, I was able to attain supplies and resources for our village's LRC. One of the favorites amoung the children was "Memory", a matching game with pictures of dinosaurs. Here, 2 sisters test their memory as we played together. 

  9. Costa Rica International Women's Day Photo Exhibit

    In honor of International Women's Day, I organized a month-long photography exhibit in my local bakery with photographs and writings by eleven women on the theme, "What does being a woman mean to you?"  There was an "art opening" that was celebrated with a traditional afternoon "cafecito."  Pictured, is the "cafecito."

  10. Costa Rica International Women's Day Photo Exhibit

    In honor of International Women's Day, I organized a month-long photography exhibit in my local bakery with photographs and writings by eleven women on the theme, "What does being a woman mean to you?"  There was an "art opening" that was celebrated with a traditional afternoon "cafecito."  Pictured, is the "cafecito."

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