Ep #031: Megan Riethmiller, Uganda 2015-2016

February 20, 2018

Megan Riethmiller wanted to serve in the Peace Corps since childhood, a dream that began in kindergarten with a pen pal who was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya. Yet, her service in Uganda was marked by tragedy when she was sexually assaulted on her first day of teaching. This, however, is only part of her Peace Corps story.  […]

  • Ep #030: Jennie Davis, Senegal 2011-2013

    February 13, 2018

    Jennie served in the capital of the garden belt in Senegal. Her longest and most successful project was working with a local leather worker who made purses and other handicrafts. However, not all her projects worked out. Hear about Jennie’s successes and missteps, while navigating complex community and volunteer relationships. […]

  • Ep #029: Janina Yates, Botswana 2012-2014, El Salvador 2014-2015

    February 6, 2018

    Two weeks after finishing her service in Botswana, Janina Yates landed in El Salvador to begin working as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer. We talk about the similarities and differences between Botswana and El Salvador and her two different Peace Corps Volunteer position, in addition to all the amazing stories she collected over three years of service. […]

  • Ep #028: Janet Miller, Burkina Faso 1982-1984

    January 30, 2018

    Janet served in Burkina Faso, down the road from where I served and 30 years before. It was a pleasure to hear about her service, during two coups d’etats and the beginning of Thomas Sankara’s presidency. […]

  • Ep #027: Lisa Curtis, Founder of Kuli Kuli

    January 23, 2018

    Lisa Curtis was working on a big project with her local women’s group to grow moringa trees for nutritional trainings, but she was evacuated from Peace Corps Niger after a terrorist attack before the project could be completed. Yet, the story doesn’t end there. Lisa went on to found Kuli Kuli, America’s leading moringa superfood brand, as a way to continue the project. […]

  • Ep #026: Ven & Kelly Anderson, Tanzania 2014-2017

    January 16, 2018

    Ven and Kelly Anderson served as Education volunteers in a Tanzanian village situated at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. This alone would provide for amazing Peace Corps stories, but their story is made more interesting by the fact that they served as a married couple in their 40’s. Hear their story and perspective on service as mid-career volunteers. […]

Service Disrupted

Service Disrupted is a telling memoir of what went both right and wrong for volunteer Tyler Lloyd while serving in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso.

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