A Much Needed Vacation

First, I am thrilled to announce I have been accepted to extend my service here for another year. I applied in January, but received the official acceptance during this week. I feel the work that is being done here is remarkable. I don’t have a lot of money, power, or voice, but I have my […]

The Faces of Obstetric Fistula

Last week, many women who I have come to know, respect, and admire graduated from the Fistula Rehabilitation and Reintegration Center.  There the fistula survivors learn skills, such as soap making, cosmetology, baking, and tailoring in order to help them re-integrate into their communities.  It was a beautiful ceremony, which I will share more about […]

Medical System & My Residents

In addition to all these fun hobbies, experiences, and travels I have posted about, I have been doing work and getting busy at the hospital. Now that I have a small, small understanding of the medical system (although I still have a lot of misunderstanding/questions), I will try to explain it. As part of the […]

Enjoy Living.

Hello friends and family! I promise, my next post will be work related (I know I said that last time) ….. I wrote a post on the medical system here, but waiting for a few people to read it before posting it. This week had many ups and downs, including some successful knot tying workshops […]

Settling in…

Sorry for the lack of posting. We moved out to Phebe, my new hometown, about 2 weeks ago and internet there is challenging, to say the least. Regardless, I am thriving here. I love my community in Phebe and getting to know the hospital. I am spending time meeting people in the hospital and the […]

Home Stays

Haa evertin? Fine-o! Haa evertin wi yu? Tenk Gah.  (Good morning! Good morning! How’s everything? It’s fine, how’s everything with you? Thank God.)   Whoever said Liberian English is English was mistaken.  At the Peace Corps training center, after listening to the Liberian people that work here, I was convinced I was ok. I could […]

We made it!

Just a quick update to let everyone know we made it safely! Ten and a half hours from DC to Ghana –> 5 hour lay over –> 2 hours from Ghana to Monrovia, Liberia –> 1 hour to Peace Corp training center where we were greeted by the 52 two-year volunteers (LR-6)! The next two […]