1. Mali Heartfelt

    Young Fatouma and her brother enjoying a good, heartfelt laugh.

  2. Ukraine Celebrating freedom a backbreaker

    Monday, September 24, 2001 By Christie Appelhanz SELESHCHINA, Ukraine -- The fall of the Soviet Union changed the way the world works from Beijing to the Beltway. It didn't, however, change the way Luda works in this quiet village of 5,000, where the cows still walk down the main street unescorted every morning to graze. Well, maybe things are a little worse, she says, since they lifted price controls and the cost of food soared. Luda survived the economic collapse of the ...

  3. 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. 

  4. Costa Rica Guava

    This fruit is called 'guayaba' in Spanish and my youth group uses it for their business. They created a small business called GUAITFRUIT which produces and sells jelly in the community.  I took this pic during their production process.

  5. Costa Rica Digging a Well

    Thirsty? Start digging! 

  6. Botswana Beautiful African Sunset

    The sunset in Botswana- taken during my brief excursion to Botswana from Namibia

  7. Morocco Cement Mixer

    Improving our village's irrigation channels meant bringing endless donkey-loads of cement, sand and rocks up to the construction site, mixing and pouring them by hand. The result: increased irrigation water for all of the fields in the village.

  8. Costa Rica Pateando Barro

    Local artesan of Guaitil de Santa Cruz is kicking a mix of clay, iguana's sand and water as the third step of the preparation process to produce handmade Chorotega pottery.

  9. East Timor Evacuation

    I sat, silent, amazed at the beauty.  I have been overwhelmed by the grandeur of this island nation, the beaches and the mountains and the sky.  I have been shocked by the contrast between rich and poor and with the rush of hunger and anger.  But this… Last night.  54 volunteers were told that they are going home.  That we are going home. That the plane is coming at 5 am.  They yelled and sobbed and laughed and drank and danced.  I wanted to be sober, untired for each moment.  It has been l...

  10. Namibia Escaping rising flood waters

    Owambos living in northern Namibia flee the rising flood waters with their bed mattresses. PCV living in the north have also been relocated for nearly a month now.

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