1. Guatemala Juan's Radio

    Don Juan falls asleep listening to his radio in the front yard

  2. Guatemala Spinning Wool

    An "anciano", ancient, spins wool in an indigenous village

  3. Nepal Her American Sister

    I remember her smiling up at me one evening.  The light was fading in the sky, and the Dhorpatan hills out beyond the village were turning blue in the gathering dark.  The stars would be out soon, and maybe a moon.  She laughed as she swatted the ox with a short stick, urging him into the barn.  “He is my husband,” she joked, slapping the black haunches again, “Isn’t he handsome?” She was seventeen, a high-caste girl, from a good family.  I was barely twenty-two and fresh from a liberal ...

  4. Niger Mr. President

    The solemn and proud president of a Peace Corps-initiated student government, in Kollo, Niger.

  5. Philippines Christmas in Mindanao

    Christmas, 1997 along the north coast of Mindanao, Philippines.  I helped give out food and toys to residents. 

  6. Philippines Fiesta in Buenavista

    Myself and educators marching in a parade during fiesta in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, Philippines. 

  7. Lesotho Next Generation

    My husband served in the tiny country of Lesotho from 1977-1979.  31 years later he returns, bringing me and our two sons (12 and 10 years old) to meet his family there.  Nothing felt more amazing than feeling the love his former co-workers and friends have for Kenton.  As fresh and deep - like he had never left.  We sensed the honor and pride in their voices and actions --we all became one family.   To celebrate my husband's friend and former PC co-worker, Simon, arranged for us to travel up...

  8. St. Lucia Walking Grande Anse

    Grande Anse Beach is located at the undeveloped Northeast corner of St Lucia. This is where Leatherback turtles lay their eggs from April to August each year. A group of PCVs camped-out on the beach with our tour guide and woke up at 2am to watch a leatherback lay her eggs. Here are four of us enjoying the scenery. Photo by Julie F.

  9. El Salvador Los Robles (The Oaks)

    The Robles family's love radiated through their smiles and interactions. On holidays, we sometimes explored places off the beaten path. During a hike in La Montañona, it struck me that the family was as solid as a tree. In this portrait, I joined the Robles family with their cousin, the Oak. Valentin was a great organic farmer and counterpart. We collaborated on projects and complemented each others' work. I thank Mother Earth and the Peace Corps for uniting me with this family; they are lik...

  10. St. Lucia Coming Together

    During one of our fundraising awareness walks that we organized, some of the children were spending their time hugging and drinking water.  Just goes to show the Diabetes walk influenced more than just awareness to the issue, but a coming together as well.

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