1. 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."  

  2. 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."

  3. Guyana School Graduation

    This is one of Aishalton's primary school students during his graduation.  The gowns are made by the child's family.

  4. Costa Rica Yard Clean up

    Young man cleaning his backyard under the heat near a corn field that was full of garbage, dirty clothes, old shoes, corn, plastic bags and many more things.  Love the brightness of this photo!

  5. Costa Rica Arroz con Leche

    Helping a community member make rice pudding for a fundraiser my town's womens soccer team organized that day. Traditionally, women cook on wood stoves.

  6. Costa Rica I Believe Now

    I arrived on May 23, 2010 to a small rural community in Costa Rica and found out that the best integration strategy was to join the women's soccer team.   Although I was a disaster - play better now - I decided to learn and practice soccer with the team more than twice a week until I couldn’t do that anymore. It was a Sunday evening on mid-June of last year and by that time I already had soccer cleats.  I was still new to this sport so I didn't know I was supposed to wear certain gear th...

  7. Ukraine A Ukrainian Spring

    It’s Spring. Warmer weather, longer days. Granted, I wear a sweater and a coat when I go on walks, but! — I go on walks. In Russian, there are two versions of the verb “to go by foot.” “Идти” means to go to a certain place in a particular moment; my Russian teacher translated it as “to head to” somewhere. “Xодите,” on the other hand, lacks that sense of immediacy; it is more general, more leisurely, less tied down to a specific time. This winter, when the ice and cold were brutal, I practice...

  8. Moldova Spread Hope

    One of the greatest challenges Moldova faces is the high number of Moldovans leaving home to support their families. Through film Peace Corps volunteers and the children of Hincesti and Rezina have begun to discuss this issue in order to reinspire their community. This film was created as a message to all the children of Moldova who have someone aboard to be strong and happy and above all to spread hope. 

  9. Philippines Fish Catch

    As my coworkers and I were eating on the beach, a fisherman walked by and proudly showed off his catch, which included a red snapper, that he caught with his spear.

  10. Ukraine Flowers

    Babushkas line the pathways of the local markets in eastern Ukraine, selling flowers and other colorful goods. On a holiday, most of them will go through scores of roses, tulips and carnations.

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