How to be costeño

Andrew with his family and softball team

Andrew Koch is a Community Economic Development (CED) volunteer serving in a pueblo in Magdalena, Colombia. -   “In the Peace Corps you will become a human being instead of a human doer” The above was one piece of advice I received from an RPCV right after I accepted the invite to serve. In my past … Continue reading How to be costeño

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VAC Mini-grant Recipients

For those of you that don't know, the VAC Mini-Grant program is intended to support volunteers' community initiatives by providing a streamlined source of small cash grants. However modest, PCVs have come to rely on the $50,000 COP (equal to approximately $17 USD) grants as a consistent and reliable crowd-funded financial resource. Since January 2016, … Continue reading VAC Mini-grant Recipients