"I think these photos sum up the Peace Corps Aquaculture Program, in that by teaching people how to raise fish they are able to provide themselves with a sustainable protein source that can increase health."

Peace Corps Agriculture Volunteer Chris Kelly, who served in Zambia from 2001-2003, helped his community build these fish ponds to help introduce more protein into their diets. The child holding the fish is most likely suffering from Kwashiorkor Syndrome, which is a severe protein malnutrition that affects children.

(Source: collection.peacecorps.gov)

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I took this photo on July 20th, 2008, in  Concepcion del Sur, Santa Barbara, Honduras. This date marks the Dia de  Lempira in Honduras, when the nation celebrates their cultural history  and honors Chief Lempira, a Lencan warrior who unified hundreds of  Honduran tribes in opposition against the Spanish conquerors. Many towns  celebrate by holding a Day of Culture, where traditional food and dance  are on display. This picture depicts a competition where school  children used materials of local significance to make elaborate  costumes. This girl is wearing naturally dyed corn husk jewelry, and  carries a basket of a local variety of banana.

 Peace Corps Health Volunteer Andrea Hafar 

I took this photo on July 20th, 2008, in Concepcion del Sur, Santa Barbara, Honduras. This date marks the Dia de Lempira in Honduras, when the nation celebrates their cultural history and honors Chief Lempira, a Lencan warrior who unified hundreds of Honduran tribes in opposition against the Spanish conquerors. Many towns celebrate by holding a Day of Culture, where traditional food and dance are on display. This picture depicts a competition where school children used materials of local significance to make elaborate costumes. This girl is wearing naturally dyed corn husk jewelry, and carries a basket of a local variety of banana.

Peace Corps Health Volunteer Andrea Hafar 

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As a Volunteer I felt a need to provide business to the street vendor, and I needed a haircut. I looked at the BOENG 707 and the PARLIAMENT, but I have straight hair, so I opted for the MODELLE CURRENCY. It became clear that he had never cut a white guy’s hair. It didn’t work out too well. But, African style, we dealt with it both cordially and with a sense of humor. 

Guinea - 1963

As a Volunteer I felt a need to provide business to the street vendor, and I needed a haircut. I looked at the BOENG 707 and the PARLIAMENT, but I have straight hair, so I opted for the MODELLE CURRENCY. It became clear that he had never cut a white guy’s hair. It didn’t work out too well. But, African style, we dealt with it both cordially and with a sense of humor. 

Guinea - 1963

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bayanjargal:

Yamar huurhen um be? I’m reblogging this picture from my Peace Corps Mongolia days with a tag since I’ve been seeing it around the web  and around tumblr with no source. Enjoy and reblog away! The original source is my Mongolian friend Gangaa. The picture was originally taken in  Khentii Aimag.

bayanjargal:

Yamar huurhen um be? I’m reblogging this picture from my Peace Corps Mongolia days with a tag since I’ve been seeing it around the web  and around tumblr with no source. Enjoy and reblog away! The original source is my Mongolian friend Gangaa. The picture was originally taken in Khentii Aimag.