Peace Corps Zambia: Women’s Group Chicken and Egg Project

Prior to the COVID-19 evacuation in 2020, Adam and I were approved for extending a third year in the community with a focus on working with the local women's group and creating instructional videos in local language. Alas, we all know what happened in March 2020. There are no words to describe how difficult it … Continue reading Peace Corps Zambia: Women’s Group Chicken and Egg Project

Peace Corps Zambia: Girls Leading Our World Camp!

Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) is a Peace Corps initiative encouraging girls to become more active citizens by building self-esteem and confidence, increasing self-awareness, and developing skills to set goals and life planning. Thousands of clubs around the world are promoting gender equality and female empowerment for girls ages 10-19. GLOW creates a safe space for girls to express themselves and discuss important issues that are sometimes taboo and stigmatized. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, confidence, healthy relationships, female reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, income-generating activities, and leadership.

One Second Every Day – September 2019 – Peace Corps Zambia

I've been recording one-second video clips every day since 2014. This has been a great way to preserve those memories from all of our travels. I highly recommend the 1 Second Everyday app to do the same! You will enjoy looking back at those videos. There is something beautiful to capture every single day, no … Continue reading One Second Every Day – September 2019 – Peace Corps Zambia

Quick Guide: Trekking Mount Mulanje, Malawi

When one thinks of hiking in the African continent, Kilimanjaro likely comes to mind. The Tanzanian mountain range hosts Africa's highest peak at 5,895 meters. The popular and challenging trek comes at a high cost - required permits, guides, and porters can easily add up to over $1,000 and it can be questionable how fairly that money is distributed. If Kilimanjaro isn't a high priority and you'd like to seek paths less traveled while maintaining a low budget, consider hiking at Mulanje in neighboring Malawi!