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August, 2012

The Haves and Have-Nots

Posted: 8/31/2012
By the end of Karen Littell’s second year, she felt inspired to extend her “I’d learned so much that I was finally able to make a meaningful contribution. It seemed like a stupid time to just drop it all and leave!” ... read more

Extending in Latin America: Reflections of 2 Environmental Programs RPCVs

Posted: 8/31/2012
By Athalia Markowitz Janet and Catherine were Environmental Education PCVs working in Latin America. Both extended to work with NGOs closer to the capital city, leaving rural life to have a bigger i ... read more

A comfortable place to hide your head

Posted: 8/29/2012
How does a volunteer go from almost quitting in the first three months of service to being the only member of his training class to extend service to a third year? ... read more

Safeguarding Volunteer Safety: Guatemala

Posted: 8/6/2012
Aliyya Shelly:Teaching HIV/AIDS Prevention By Aliyya Shelley, Youth Development Volunteer, Guatemala 2008 - 2011 Peace Corps Guatemala is one of the oldest posts Peace Corps has in its portfolio a ... read more

News from Grants Recipient

Posted: 8/6/2012
The Morocco Wheelchair Project did its first distribution on June 21 to 60 recipients who traveled as much as 5 hours from distant mountain villages to get a wheelchair. ... read more

Two Benin RPCVs speak on safety in Benin after Kate Puzey’s Murder

Posted: 8/6/2012
In 2009 Benin Peace Corps Volunteer Kate Puzey was found murdered at her home. The story hit the national spotlight and ignited a debate about volunteer safety. Two Benin Volunteers share their thoughts. ... read more

Fallen Peace Corps Volunteers

Posted: 8/4/2012
by Marlow Schindler Many things can go wrong in a developing country with dangerous or nonexistent roads, inadequate or nonexistent health facilities and corrupt or nonexistent police force. The poss ... read more