1. Cameroon Aunty Evelyn

    Since a month or two into my service, in addition to my usual Peace Corps projects, I've been learning to sew as an apprentice to Aunty Evelyn, one of the best seamstresses in my town, Tombel, in the South West region of Cameroon. She is a total firecracker and takes her job as one of my many Cameroonian mamas very seriously. She's been a seamstress for nearly twenty years and uses her income to support her two children, Yvette, 16, who is quite the fashionista herself, and Ngulle, 10.

  2. Burkina Faso Thinking in village

    This picture was taken in a small village in Burkina Faso. 

  3. Burkina Faso Mask festival Dedougou

    My village performed in the bi-annual west african mask festival in Burkina Faso 

  4. Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Artisan Ismaël Cissé

    Here in Burkina Faso the ICT committee is working on promoting the 3rd goal. ICT memebers Emily Bruton(G26), David Gonzalez (G25) and Tyler Lloyd (G26) created a video highlighting the talented young artisan Ismaël Cissé.  Ismaël works and lives in Ouagadougou, you can find him and his artwork at the Artisan Village nest to SIAO. For more videos check out our vimeo page at: https://vimeo.com/peacecorpsbf and follow us on twitter @PeaceCorpsBF.

  5. The Gambia Driver John

    John was a driver for Peace Corps in the Gambia. He had a love for fish, was a little rough around the edges and loved a good laugh. This is a picture we took during a break in driving on mail run. You can see how lush and beautiful the earth is during rainy season and how rich the soil is. Great for growing crops, but not necessarily for driving. 

  6. The Gambia Mail Run

    Mail was delivered monthly via the Peace Corps mail van which two volunteers participated in. This was an amazing opportunity to see the entire country, visit volunteers in their villages and spend some quality car time with Driver John who is one of the most dedicated and personable local you could meet. This picture was taken in Basse when we rolled into town. 

  7. Togo Women's Meeting

    Moba women wait patiently for their women's group meeting to start.

  8. Mozambique Xindzalas

    As part of my service I work with women artisans who produce Xindzalas (baskets). We are trying to find a connection in the US to help us market their products! 

  9. Mozambique Growing up

    I met his mother when she was pregnant, he is not a healthy 4 month old baby.. I feel so lucky to be able to see him grow! 

  10. Kenya Can a simple compliment lead to rashes and bleeding from the eyes?

    It is almost February and my school is getting ready for the form one students to report. I am anxious for them to come so I can begin teaching. I am currently only teaching one class and am afraid I am getting relaxed and used to my light schedule. I also think it is not the best practice to have students show up to school more than a month after opening day. I am actually not looking forward to the first few weeks of teaching the form one students. It will take them a few weeks to u...

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