So Peace Corps Journals and Peace Corps Wiki is going slow due to budgetary problems (no such thing as a free lunch). If you can, I highly suggest donating to them. They’re run by a group of RPCVs and not supported by Peace Corps nor the National Peace Corps Association, so they count on donor support. I’ve chatted with Will Dickinson (RPCV Armenia 2004-2006) a few times via email, and he’s a pretty solid dude.
If Peace Corps Wikis eased your fears during the application process or PC Journals helped you figure out a bit more about the life of a PCV, then consider a donation. Hell, I donated $10 and I’m a current PCV. I’m sure you can spare some change as well.
So in the mean time, here’s a quick blog role of a few key posts, by current Peru PCVs:
- Alex writes about the strain of Peruvian public meetings and mixed priorities
- Win talks about the how difficult the 3s’s, a cherished American male tradition, are to accomplish in-country
- Kelsey writes about encountering subtly and unsubtle sexism in-site, even alongside her PCV husband
- Luke writes about the powers of facial hair
- Annie writes about the ups and downs of a volunteer