1. Honduras The Art of Making Nacatamales

    My host-grandmother teaching me how to make nacatamales, a traditional Honduran food, in her kitchen hut. These delicious tamales are made with a corn-based dough, seasoned meat, garlic paste, potatoes and wrapped up in banana leaves, then cooked in a large pot over an open fire for several hours. DELICIOUS!

  2. El Salvador Leaving for America

    What an incredible 24 hours of my life. Probably one of the most surreal 24 hours ever. Yesterday I went down to Miguel’s house ready to leave for San Salvador. I never gave it any thought about how it was going to be…and I’m glad I didn’t.Adriana wailed and cried as Miguel prepared to leave. Just like any other day Miguel was up early to milk the cows-one last time. He brought his big bag out and hugged his mom. She cried and so did he. Adelmo continued on with the days chores. Get the milk ...

  3. El Salvador Leaving for America

    What an incredible 24 hours of my life. Probably one of the most surreal 24 hours ever. Yesterday I went down to Miguel’s house ready to leave for San Salvador. I never gave it any thought about how it was going to be…and I’m glad I didn’t.Adriana wailed and cried as Miguel prepared to leave. Just like any other day Miguel was up early to milk the cows-one last time. He brought his big bag out and hugged his mom. She cried and so did he. Adelmo continued on with the days chores. Get the milk ...

  4. Costa Rica Oxen bringing our firewood.

    Oxen are often used for transportation and firewood is essential to everyday life, as everyone in my town cooks over a fire. 

  5. Costa Rica So much fun!

    In rural Costa Rica, the only sport kids have access to is soccer. Two PCVs came together to organize a three-day camp in Guaitil de Santa Cruz to teach 4 different sports and importance of savings. In this video, PCV Tiffany Purnell teaches basketball to some pretty excited kids at our INED Sports & Savings Camp sponsored by a Kids to Kids grant (WorldConnect). The reactions to a competitive activity are priceless. 

  6. Costa Rica Young Moms

    I co-faciliated a gender workshops to a group of adolescent mothers. This is a picture I took while they were doing their group work.  Their children were with them...

  7. Costa Rica Future Artists!

    I worked with the elementary school in the community so they can participate in OneWorld Classroom's International Art Exchange Prog. 37 students particpated and I took a pic of some of them at the end. We had a lot of fun! 

  8. Costa Rica Fun

    Kinder and first graders in the lunch room!

  9. Costa Rica Breathtaking

    Punta Islita Hotel in Costa Rica

  10. Costa Rica Wall Art

    Islita is a beautiful place in Costa Rica near the beach.  Community members are very talented and a group of artists decorate the walls and businesses w/ ceramic.

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