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June, 2012

Evacuated from Mali

Posted: 6/30/2012
Marlow Schindler By Sharon Heiny News came by radio to the village of N’tjilla, Mali. Marlow Schindler, a Business Development volunteer, listened as they broadcasted Mali's recent coup d’état over ... read more

Reduce, Reuse, Evacuate

Posted: 6/30/2012
By Marlow Schindler Jenna Pierce Most Peace Corps Volunteers are familiar with waste management in the developing world, or rather the lack thereof. Trash is burned indiscriminately or tossed on ... read more

Everything Seemed Fine Until I Saw the TV

Posted: 6/30/2012
Shortly after the Kenyan presidential elections of 2007, Maya had left her site to visit another volunteer and do some traveling for New Year's. "We didn't realize anything was wrong until we were listening to the news." ... read more

Effectively Immediately All Volunteers are Placed on Standfast

Posted: 6/30/2012
Emily Whitfield, 2nd from right By Emily Whitfield In the middle of teaching an English class to kids with my site mate on Tuesday December 20, 2011 we got word, via text message, that effective imm ... read more

Crimean Fatigue Syndrome

Posted: 6/3/2012
Sharon Heiny began to experience unusual levels of fatigue, unlike anything she’d experienced before but she recalls, “I was one of those stubborn volunteers that they warn you about – the one that doesn't report being sick for months.” ... read more

A Medevac in Mali, West Africa

Posted: 6/2/2012
By Marilyn Hyde (1988)  The days were typically hot and dusty in Bamako, Mali.  At the Peace Corps Office compound, air conditioners had limited capacity and the phones only worked sporadically, es ... read more

BECAS

Posted: 6/2/2012
The moment I met Virginia, I was drawn to her big brown eyes, full of curiosity about the world around her. They craved to be taught, to learn, to grow. ... read more

Coffee Cures Anything

Posted: 6/2/2012
Struck by a strange illness one of Rachael’s coffee cooperative members pleads with her, 'Please, please, please drink our coffee. You’ll be able to survive anything, even a snake bite'. ... read more