1. 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.

  2. Bulgaria Bori Mechkata

    This is a picture of the monument, Bori Mechkata (similar to our Paul Bunyan) where our PST group gathered for language training on sunny days.

  3. Togo Women's Meeting

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

  4. Fiji Dodging Machetes: How I Survived Forbidden Love, Bad Behavior, and the Peace Corps in Fiji: Chapter One

        Coconut palms swayed in the trade winds like tipsy hula dancers. Turquoise waves nibbled the virginal seashore. A flock of multi-hued parrots landed in unison on a nearby baka tree. They opened their beaks as if chirping their songs for me and me alone. How fortunate I felt to be working in that pristine, primitive paradise, untouched by television and fast-food joints. Then again, island life was hard. People lived in rat-infested thatched huts with no indoor plumbing or electricity. But...

  5. 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! 

  6. Madagascar Manakara Be Sunset

    After a relaxing day with Volunteers of the SudEst, it's really overwhelming how breathtaking the Manakara Be sunset can really be!  There is just nothing better than being with friends, toes in the sand, enjoying the comfortable 4th of July weather and capturing one of the amazing scenery shots of Madagascar, like this one posted here.  Mazotoa!  

  7. Cameroon poisson braisée

    my favorite meal in Cameroon: poisson braisée avec batons de manioc. This was my regular fish mama in Batié.

  8. Cameroon Batié Market

    The once every 7-day traditional market in my Peace Corps village, Batié.

  9. Senegal Getting a Little Perspective

    The great baobab trees of Senegal are a good reminder of just how old Africa is.

  10. Senegal Little Pulaar Girl

    A little Pulaar Girl poses for a photo in traditional garb.

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