1. Zambia Zambian flower

    A beautiful flower found at the backdrop of Victoria Falls, Zambia: one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

  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. 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. 

  4. Zambia Marumba Market

    Marumba Market in Livingstone is where locals gather to buy and sell everything -- fruit and vegetables, dried fish, oil, cloth, clothing, bicycles, soaps, games, brooms, hardware, ....

  5. Botswana The Crowd

    The spectators for Maun's International Horse Race included locals, PCVs, expats, and Herrero women, dressed in their full Victorian garb.  People hid under umbrellas, hats, and in the shade cast by trucks from the powerful sun.

  6. Mozambique Lady Gaga's Little Monsters in Mozambique

    Me and my sitemate spent the afternoon teaching 50 young girls, who are part of a girls empowerment group, Lady Gaga's epic "Bad Romance" dance.  It was brilliant!

  7. Botswana Mopane worms

    Mopane worms are eaten throughout Botswana.  They are named for the pane tree, whose leaves they eat.  While those pictured are live; after they have been prepared, they tend to be a deep green.  They are first dried, then deep-fried in oil, then cooled.  They are sold by the baggieful and munched on by young and old, wealthy and less so.

  8. Mozambique Dancing in Inharrime

    Mozambican HIV/AIDS activist shakin' her stuff at a community health education meeting Inharrime.

  9. Mozambique Viva Vida

    Learn about a Mozambican community organization determined to help their neighbors.

  10. Botswana Beer Bottle Decoration

    Some individuals and establishments are finding creative ways to reuse and recycle.  This lodge used beer bottles to decorate around plants.

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