- Baasal warataa kono na tampina
- Poverty does not kill but makes one tired
- Si bahe cumɗi gooto fof ñifata ko waare mum
- If the beards are all on fire, each person must put out his own beard
- ɓe nengasa ɓe ne nguuba yaajay kono luggidtaa
- If some are digging and some are burying it will be wide but never deep
- Mawɗo ina jooɗoo yi'ii cukalel ɗaroo roŋku yi'ude
- A seated elder sees what a standing child misses
I realize now that serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer is unlike any volunteer or life experience I have had prior, and may ever have again. The Peace Corps experience is about human connection, about giving a community hope, teaching them new skills and above all, helping them to help themselves.
—Peace Corps Volunteer Michelle Aguilar
It is not about bringing in aid, dropping it off and waiting until they need it again. It is about working one-on-one or little by little to reach a goal. It is about taking time. The Peace Corps experience is about truly immersing yourself in another culture to figure out together what is right for them.
1. Ziploc bags.
3. Quick dry towel.
4. Hand sanitizer.
I use all of these things literally every day and have been unsuccessful finding similar, cheap versions in country.