1. Uganda Peace Corps Uganda welcomes new PCV's

    Dr. Larry Brown, Country Director of Uganda (2008-2009) and his staff welcome a new group of Peace Corps Volunteers.  This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  2. Uganda Obama Grocery

    The "Obama Grocery" reflects African awareness of news events around the world.   This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  3. Uganda The bonds of a human family

    A Peace Corps Volunteer during my directorship of Uganda, who originally professed to know nothing about children, but quickly learned!   This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  4. Uganda Uganda's orphans

    A day school in Uganda where children were often caned by the nuns that ran it.  This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  5. Uganda Health Fair in Uganda

    A Peace Corps Volunteer and her local counterpart host a village health fair.   This photo appears in Dr. Brown's latest book, Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty.

  6. Guatemala Chucho de la Calle

    At 4pm on Monday I headed to the bus with my new puppy Chula which would take us back to the village from the pueblo. The bus didn't actually leave until nearly 5 and during this waiting period the puppy was particularly antsy and I took her off the bus a number of times to try to get her to pee, -but to no avail. The bus was parked on a rather unsafe corner and she kept trying to run off under the bus which made me nervous. Let me just be clear in saying that this dog had 2 rather long wind...

  7. Guatemala Who Will Stop The Rain?

    I was just about to settle onto my bed to watch a movie on my lap top. It was a chilly and rainy night and it seemed like curling up to watch a movie was just the thing to do. As I began get cozy, I happened to look up and notice wet spots on the wall behind my bed. The water was collecting on the wall like beads of sweat and then dripping to the floor. I called Yolanda and Rodolfo's attention to it and they said it was nothing to worry about and suggested I just pull the bed away from the w...

  8. South Africa Western Medicine in Northeast South Africa

     My host family in the village of Phoshiri has a daughter named Vivian and since I am an honorary member of the family while I am living here, Vivian is one of my “host” sisters.  ‘Vivian’ is her given English name and in her case it is unique that her given English name is far more commonly used than her native Sotho name.  In fact, I cannot even recall her Sotho name come to think of it.  The South Africans call her Vivian and so I do as well.              Vivian is 29 years old and she ha...

  9. South Africa A rainy night kombi ride through the South African brush

    The town of Phoshiri where the Peace Corps assigned me to live is only reachable by bus.  There are no paved roads in or to the village.  The kombis (South Africa taxis) don’t run to the village and it’s not reachable by foot as it sits away through the bush on the side of a mountain over a river and 12 kilometers from the nearest ‘town.’                 My first three months in South Africa, it never rained.  Not once.  I have never gone so long in my life without seeing rain.  (Actually I’...

  10. Morocco Always Room for One More

    Volunteers around the world are no stranger to jamming as many people into public transportation as possible. Someone to the left of the driver? That's disconcerting.

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