Colleen Paxton

Volunteer: Colleen Paxton


My name is Colleen Paxton, I am a 23 year old current Peace Corps volunteer with the Enviroment Sector. I am stationed in Chitipa, Malawi.

2010 - 2012

Contributions from Colleen Paxton

  1. Malawi Eweyes (kids)

    How do you describe the experience of children living in a developing county? It's hard. Do you describe them physically? The fungal sores on their heads and bulging bellies with stick-like arms due to malnutrition? Do you describe their clothes? Often dirty, torn, ill-fitting or useless? How can you fit in the hardships, lost opportunites, hope, joy, their sense of family, the fact that children no more than babies themselves carry around baby siblings on their backs? I think the best w...

  1. Malawi Protest

    A Peaceful protest in my boma with women of all ages, some men and a procession of cars, paraded around the boma prtesting the abuse of women and female child.

  2. Malawi Sunrise over Lake Malawi

    Travelling to Livingstonia, we were hiking down the mountain and had a beautiful view of the escarpment, and lake Malawi.

  3. Malawi Backyard Sunrise

    Here you wake up with the sun. Stepping out my back door in being greeted by the sun in a burst of color.

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