1. Liberia For sale.

    His market on wheels....

  2. Madagascar Ifaty

    The rains coming in at sunset in Ifaty, Madagascar

  3. Tanzania Graduation Picture, 6th form

    These are my graduating 6th formers, at Mazengo Secondary School, Dodoma, Tanzania, 1989. I taught A- and O-level maths at this all-boys school (there was one girl, the daughter of another maths teacher).  In this picture, we are all happy and hopeful!

  4. Brazil Festa de São João

    In Glória on June 24th, we celebrated the Festa de São João, St. John's Day, celebrating John the Baptist. Like many religious holidays, the celebration had little to do with religion. This festival has been celebrated in Portugal for more than 600 years. It has sacred roots but is also mixed with pagan traditions. In Glória, it was sort of a cross between Sadie Hawkins Day and Trick or Treating. The ginásio (high school) where I taught sponsored a quadrilha, which was similar to square danci...

  5. Chile Peace Corps Was The Start Of A Long Road

    I arrived in Chile in September of 1966, in the middle of the annual Independence Day celebrations.  My group was trained in Albuquerque, NM, to work with credit co-operatives.  My first post was the town of Quillota, a quiet agricultural town about 80 miles from Santiago, the capital. My first months were spent making tentative attempts at doing my job, reading books from my book locker, riding my bicycle around town, and taking the train to the port of Valparaiso to take Spanish lessons an...

  6. Brazil A Little "Peace" of Heaven

            Most Americans, used to being connected to the rest of the world twenty-four hours each day via wireless phone, television, and computer, may find it inconceivable for anyone to give up the most basic of creature comforts. Yet there are thousands of Americans willing to sacrifice such conveniences for an experience of a lifetime. Currently, nearly 9000 Peace Corps Volunteers work in 76 countries to teach children, protect the environment, start new businesses, and provide health servi...

  7. Mongolia Building a Path Together

    Building a massage pathway outside the provincial hospital, which was part of an overall stress reduction project for patients and staff

  8. Mongolia Golden Mountain

    Overlooking the sacred Mongolian mountain Altan Ovoo, or Golden Mountain, during a three week Children's Summer Camp in Dariganga village, Sukhbaatar province

  9. Rwanda Soma!

    After opening the first public library in my district, school children flooded in during school holidays for impromptu English lessons and hygiene and sanitation classes.  The children were most enthralled by the hygiene cartoons we showed them and I would often hear them singing the songs outside of the library.

  10. Mongolia Beginning Summer Camp

    Peace Corps Volunteer Todd Waite looks out on our lake in Dariganga before teaching three weeks of summer camp

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