1. Malawi Everyone Loves to Dance in the Rain!

    One day during rainy season, we had a particularly heavy down pour so I was just sitting in my house, reading and enjoying the thundering cacophony emanating from my tin roof. I was laying on my sofa when I thought I heard laughter and singing drifting in my open front window. When I sat up to investigate, I discovered a few neighbor children dancing and singing outside my house, half-naked in the pouring rain. Needless to say, it brought a huge smile to my face and was a great photo op!

  2. Malawi Africa's Fallen Angels

    Their crumpled, lifeless bodieslitter the cold cement floorAn unlikely graveyardRemnants of a long, overnight battle,a struggle to survivea fight for fooda buzzing debacle of sorts.Fallen soldiers,ripped limb from limbSilent, sleeping amputees,With no more song left to sing.The casualties were highon every side.Each army’s dismembered comradescreating a eery obstaclefor their gods to tip-toe by.No one gives a second glanceto their twitching,spazzing appendages.We cannot entertain the thoughto...

  3. Malawi Third World Super Women

    You haven’t seen a silent strength like this beforeThe long hours of physical labor“women’s work”I wonder if their necks aren’t made of steel orTheir hands of thick, soft kevlar.I’ve seen these women accomplish impossible featscarrying so much water atop their heads, a friend must help to hoist it up there.I’ve seen them grab angry, red coals with bare handsand hold the edges of cooking pots with no complaintsThese women come complete with night-visionas they walk calmly with ease besidemy st...

  4. Guatemala Guatemala, old and new

    This photo was taken while on a walk with my host mom to her coffee farm. I think it portrays Guatemala as it is now: a mix of old and new, wherever one looks.

  5. Ecuador Bailarinas de Ecuador

    Our traditional Ecuadorian dance group of PCVs at family celebration day in Ayora - Ecuador.

  6. Ecuador Group Hug

    Hanging out with the preschoolers at the Centro de Infantil after a health charla in Paquiestancia - Ecuador

  7. Ecuador Milking at Sunset

    Milking cows with my host family in Paquiestancia - Ecuador as the sun sets over the green hills.

  8. Ecuador Youth

    Preschoolers at the Centro de Infantil in Paquiestancia - Ecuador.

  9. Costa Rica Arroz de Maiz Fundraiser

    Men's Soccer Team cooking a typical Guanacaste dish (Arroz de Maiz) as part of a fundraiser to purchase a new uniform. Solo good!

  10. Costa Rica Women Power!

    October 9th: Day Guaitil's Women's Soccer Team - Las Tinajitas - debuted for the first time their first new uniform, designed and purchased by them.

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