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  • Living Deep in West Africa
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    Living Deep in West Africa
    Region
    Africa, Sierra Leone

    Author: Roger Hirschland In the early days of the Peace Corps, Roger B. Hirschland worked in a remote village in the hilly grasslands of West Africa. See and hear what his daily life and jobs were like where the grass grew 12 feet high.

  • My Life in East Africa
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    My Life in East Africa
    Region
    Africa, Kenya

    Author: Cindy Chenault Cindy Chenault lived in part of a tiny house in a rural village in Kenya as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Hear how she taught her students computer literacy, while fresh milk was delivered by a three-year-old girl with a pitcher.

  • New Opportunities for Women
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    New Opportunities for Women
    Region
    Central America and Mexico, Costa Rica

    Author: Liz Lowe Meet the women of Peace Corps Volunteer Liz Lowe's rural Costa Rican community and learn about their important and diverse roles as mothers, grandmothers, entrepreneurs, athletes, and community leaders.

  • Nothing Says Home Like Homemade!
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    Nothing Says Home Like Homemade!
    Region
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Romania

    Author: Natalie Montanaro To complement the traditional food movement in her community and to help promote a better understanding of American culture, Peace Corps Volunteer Natalie Montanaro teaches a class in international cooking for English language learners in Romania.

  • Out With the Old, In With the New
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    Out With the Old, In With the New
    Region
    Asia, China

    Author: Riley Graebner China's rich history has collided with its rapid modernization to produce a unique blend of the old and new. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Riley Graebner tells his story in this slide show.

  • Oyster Women's Sustainable Harvests
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    Oyster Women's Sustainable Harvests
    Region
    Africa, The Gambia

    Author: Adrian Croke Travel to The Gambia with Peace Corps Volunteer Adrian Croke, who collaborated with groups of female oyster harvesters to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of their work. Learn how the oyster women worked together to create a promising future for their families and their communities.

  • Preserving a Balanced Diet with Solar Dryers
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    Preserving a Balanced Diet with Solar Dryers
    Region
    The Caribbean, Eastern Caribbean

    Author: Elyse Petersen In the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Peace Corps Response Volunteer Elyse Petersen worked with agroprocessors, schools, and families to build solar food dryers that can preserve local produce for year-round consumption.

  • Raising Chickens, Empowering Youth
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    Raising Chickens, Empowering Youth
    Region
    The Caribbean, Eastern Caribbean

    Author: Brian Lewandowski In the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Peace Corps Volunteer Brian Lewandowski works with local sixth-graders to construct a chicken coop and begin a student-operated poultry business.

  • Sustained by the Sun
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    Sustained by the Sun
    Region
    Central America and Mexico, Costa Rica

    Author: Katie DeWitt In Costa Rica, Peace Corps Volunteer Katie DeWitt worked with her community to use one of their most abundant resources—the sun—to power their local biological reserve. Find out how the newly installed solar panels generated not only power, but also community-wide enthusiasm for renewable energy.

  • The Growing Challenge In Senegal
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    The Growing Challenge In Senegal
    Region
    Africa, Senegal

    Author: Cory Owens Peace Corps Volunteers Cory Owens and Clare Major show how they worked alongside farmers in Senegal to improve their yield and help them organize. Cory was a graduate student in the Peace Corps Master's International program when she served in West Africa.

  • The Last Drop Project
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    The Last Drop Project
    Region
    North Africa and the Middle East, Jordan

    Author: Susan Miller-Coulter Access to safe water is important to human health, irrigation, sanitation, and many other aspects of human society. Yet in many of the world’s countries, communities struggle to sustain a reliable water supply. "The Last Drop" explores Jordan's water situation through interviews with national and local officials, water researchers and ...

  • Tracking Turtles in the Western Pacific
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    Tracking Turtles in the Western Pacific
    Region
    Pacific Islands, Micronesia

    Author: Sarah Klain For two years, Peace Corps Volunteer Sarah Klain helped lead efforts for sea-turtle conservation in the Pacific Island country of Palau. With local partners, she researched and tracked the marine reptiles and encouraged educational efforts to protect turtle populations.

  • Two Years in India: Settling In to Village Life
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    Two Years in India: Settling In to Village Life
    Region
    Asia, India

    Author: Ron and Nancy Tschetter Experience bullock carts, a weekly bazaar, life in India's caste system, and hard work in an Indian village decades ago. Nancy Tschetter recalls her Peace Corps service in a small village in Maharashtra, India.

  • Water Source Protection
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    Water Source Protection
    Region
    Africa, Cameroon

    Author: Lauren Fry Lauren Fry, A Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon used her background in engineering to work with her community to create a springbox to protect their source of water.

  • When Success Is Truly Sweet
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    When Success Is Truly Sweet
    Region
    South America, Bolivia

    Author: Kristina Owens In a remote region of southern Bolivia, Peace Corps Volunteer Kristina Owens helps farmers to protect and improve their harvest of the cherimoya fruit. She interviews, observes—and even employs techniques of DNA analysis.

  • Working Alongside the Roma, or Gypsies
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    Working Alongside the Roma, or Gypsies
    Region
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Slovak Republic

    Author: Igor Naumovski Igor Naumovski served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Slovakia, in Central Europe. His primary assignment was to work with Roma children in a former mining village.

  • You Can Dream: Stories of Moroccan Women Who Do
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    You Can Dream: Stories of Moroccan Women Who Do
    Region
    North Africa and the Middle East, Morocco

    Author: Cortney Healy Discover the importance of non-traditional gender roles and how Peace Corps Volunteer Cortney Healy traveled the country of Morocco filming the stories of six women who are role models for global change.