Maasi Woman on the Shamba - Kenya, 2011
Thanks to Peace Corps Environment Volunteer David Schlessinger for sharing this photo in our Digital Library!
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David had this to say about his photo:
"On World AIDS day the members of the local HIV group MASUPHA (Makete Supplies People Living with HIV/AIDS) marched in the villages of Tanzania. The group members and I were wearing Peace Corps 50th anniversary Khangas made by Peace Corps Tanzania. The group members sang powerful songs while marching through the villages. Later, speeches were given by MASUPHA group leaders, health care workers, various village government officials, and myself, a Tanzanian environment Peace Corps volunteer. The event helped raise awareness of the HIV problem, encourage testing, educate villagers, and reduce stigma for those living with HIV/AIDS."
This photo was taken on May 23, 2009 at a dance competition in Ecuador. Traditional Kichwa dances are performed at every public event in the Napo province and troupes are composed children of all ages. The dance steps describe traditional activities such as clearing fields, making guayusa tea, harvesting cacao and preparing chicha (traditional spit beer).
- Peace Corps Environment Volunteer Laurel Howard
Bolivia - 1998
A Mongolian woman, wearing a traditional Mongolian headdress, participates in the Darkhan Nursing College’s beauty pageant.
Traditional dancers performed for trainees in South Africa in January 2011. The dance involved women in traditional dress stomping, clapping and parading around a set of traditional drums that were providing the music for the dance.
Peace Corps HIV/AIDS Volunteer Andrew Prince
"I was visiting Mongolian friends at Tsgaan Sar, the celebration of the lunar new year. Everyone gets dressed up in their best—and these two boys were no exception. The expressions on their faces are so clear—confidence on the face of the boy on the left and uncertainty and timidness on the face of the little boy on the right."
- Peace Corps Business Development Volunteer Judy Gates
This is my best friend in the village dressing me in traditional Turkish costume for a wedding. It was taken in March 2010 in my Bulgarian village which is almost completely inhabited by Turkish Bulgarians.
- Peace Corps Education Volunteer Anna K. O’Neill
Turkmenistan - 2000
Nepal - 2001