1. Costa Rica The Eg Vendor

    Don Fernando and his wife sell eggs from their home daily to local community members.

  2. East Timor Concerning Poop

    Let me first address the smelly elephant in the room, our good friend poop.  In America poop is a private thing.  We take it to another room and modulate its thickness and or frequency with a variety of pills and powders.  People who have trouble with their poop will take a day off work complaining of a cold or some other, less embarrassing, trouble.  And in return our stable American poop agrees to keep to a normal range of colors and consistencies. Not so in Timor.  Poop, its frequ...

  3. Fiji Fire Walking

    An annual Hindi fire walking celebration at a rural Hindu Temple in Fiji

  4. Moldova Learning Business Skills

    This video is of a entrepreneurship seminar I held in my town for youth. 

  5. 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...

  6. Costa Rica Fun

    Kinder and first graders in the lunch room!

  7. Ukraine Skvazniak

    Last summer, in the August heat, I was on a bus with two other volunteers on our way to visit our friend in Novaazovsk. People were packed into this bus like sardines in a can, many standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the aisle way. The three of us occupied most of the rear bench seat. The temperature outside was somewhere near 40 degrees, putting the temperature on the bus somewhere near an unbearable 43 degrees. The trip would take about five hours. The minimal free-flowing air on the bus cam...

  8. Ukraine Journalism Club

    I started a journalism club at my school. As a journalist, I thought I knew what I was getting into. But I had to teach the damn thing mostly in another language. In Russian, as a matter of fact. Something I'd overlooked. And it wasn't easy. Eight students showed up to the first meeting. When discussing investigative journalism I told them anything that doesn’t piss someone off isn’t worth writing. Then I tried saying – in Russian – “You’ve got to light a fire under their ass.” Unfortunatel...

  9. Ukraine Veteran honored on Victory Day

    Each year on May 9 countries of the former Soviet Union celebrate Dyen Pobyediy (День Победы!), or Victory Day, marking its defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of the Great Patriotic War (known in the U.S., of course, as the Second World War). And each year cities across Ukraine and other former countries of the Soviet Union celebrate with parades and other festivities. In Artemovsk, my small eastern Ukrainian home, a parade kicked off the occasion. Beginning at the city center and winding it...

  10. Ecuador Equipo de Sueños

    As a Peace Corps volunteer you often end up taking on “other” assignments. One of mine was coaching the local girl’s basketball team. Here we are with a few younger sibling fans and our mascot, my dog Iko. Note: I named my dog after the famous New Orleans song by The Dixie Cups. As it turns out, it sounds a lot like the Quechua word for dog, allcu. The locals found this funny.       

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