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Just another day in the Peace Corps: my school’s fridge is being held hostage

Peace Corps Volunteers all over Africa love sharing TIA stories (#TIA). TIA means “This is Africa”, which entails every random, absolutely ridiculous, bizarre and hilarious thing we see or experience. 396 more words

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Month 10: success is counted sweetest when...

Emily Dickinson, one of my favorite poets, once wrote:

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne’er succeed
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need. 1,028 more words

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Ubuntu: a bittersweet bathroom

South Africa is a diverse country – there are multiple languages spoken and cultures that reside here, but also contrasting ways people live. I live in a rural village of South Africa with electricity, but no running water. 562 more words

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