MC and Me

Maya Sadagopal is a Communuty Economic Development (CED) volunteer serving in a pueblo in Sucre, Colombia. -   My first five months of service failed to deliver the heady fulfillment and impact promised by Peace Corps’s social media presence. It was difficult, lonely, and disappointingly unproductive. After repeatedly failing to make meaningful connections at the … Continue reading MC and Me

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Little Friends, Little Moments, Big Gratitude

Edith Duggan is a Practical English for Success (PES) volunteer serving in a pueblo in Sucre, Colombia. In a world where everything is big, some of the best things come little. One of the greatest things that has inspired me and made me happy in Colombia is actually something small. Most of the laughs, Spanish … Continue reading Little Friends, Little Moments, Big Gratitude

Failing with Friends

Maya Sadagopal is a Community Economic Development (CED) volunteer serving in a pueblo in Sucre, Colombia - I’m sitting in a classroom surrounded by the rubble of a school day in coastal Colombia; candy wrappers, empty plastic water bags, and crumpled paper litter the floor. The primary students have just left, and those pelaos never … Continue reading Failing with Friends

When Your Bucket Breaks

Edith Duggan is a Practical English for Success (PES) volunteer serving in a pueblo in Sucre, Colombia - While thinking about failures we face in the Peace Corps – I thought I didn’t have any relevant stories to share because I haven’t had any major struggles doing what’s expected of me as a volunteer. At … Continue reading When Your Bucket Breaks

A Love Letter to my Local Mall

Maya Sadagopal is a Community Economic Development (CED) volunteer serving in a pueblo in Sucre, Colombia. They say you always want what you can’t have. Though we frequently apply this adage to stories of unrequited love, I’ve found it describes all aspects of life. We wish for the warmth of the sun in the dead … Continue reading A Love Letter to my Local Mall