1. Sierra Leone Going To Kayima

    This was the third day in country going to my village. We spent the night in the bus. The next morning the driver walked to the nearest village and brought back men to push us out... after a heated arument on how much they wanted to be paid.

  2. Sierra Leone Woman Talk

    Ma Yeleba was one of five wives of a chief in the Hastings/Koso Town village. She brought me African chop and I baked her pies. She had a sweet tooth and I learned about African life in the village from her. When I returned in 2008, she was no longer alive but I met her sister who had a stong resemblance.

  3. Madagascar Alex's Peace Corps Madagascar House Tour

    A tour of my house in Manjakandriana, Madagascar!

  4. Madagascar Portrait of Good Friday

    This is Soajama, whose name means "Good Friday" in Malagasy.

  5. Burkina Faso A Peace Corps Song

    A newly sworn in Burkina Faso Peace Corps volunteer explains (musically) why he decided to take the plunge.

  6. Sierra Leone Going Home

    In September 1964 I arrived at Harford Secondary School for Girls in Moyamba, Sierra Leone where I was assigned as a Peace Corps Volunteer to teach music and French. I was 22 years old and had just graduated from college. This was my first time out of the country and my first “real” job. The two years at Harford were filled with learning, adventures, and wonderful new friends among the staff, students and townspeople. When my assignment was finished and I left in July 1966 I was in tear...

  7. Senegal Now that's how you make juice!

    While in Senegal I worked with a local juice and jelly business owned by a group of young women.  Through a Peace Corps Partnership Program grant I worked with them to receive their liscense to sell jucie products legally in Senegal.  We also purchased this HUGE cooking pot to pasteurize their juice and were very proud of it!    

  8. Senegal Good-byes After Two Years

    During my service as a Small Enterprise Development (SED) Volunteer in Kaffrine, Senegal I taught a weekly bussines class at a local vocational school for young women.  My course, which I taught in French and Wolof in conjunction with my Senegalese counterpart, was a nice addition to their curriculum and a great way to get to know some amazing young women.  Here I am at the end of my service saying good-bye to them.

  9. Senegal Wedding Entrance in Senegal

    The moment a woman enters her husband's house as a new bride is joyful and a huge step in Senegal.  They are greated by their new family and the women put down cloth in front of her to lead the way to her new home.  Her a close friend of mine, all dressed up for the day, enters her husband's home for the first time as his new wife.  After this a day of eating and celebrating began!

  10. Senegal Baby Naming Ceremony in Senegal

    Near the end of my service a young woman that I was close to had her first child.  Her her sister-in-law sits with the new born and the family elders during the naming ceremony.  I really saw this girl become a woman during my service and enjoyed seeing her grow!

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