FAITHBITTERMAN

Faith_TanzaniaMy name is Faith and I am a biracial Korean-American. I’ve lived several place all over the world and am currently living in Tanzania. I have a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies and I hope to use it to promote food & water security around the globe.
Currently, I am an Agriculture volunteer in Tanzania. This blog will serve as a place to post about my travels, the people I meet and my Peace Corps journey.


Latest posts on https://faithbitterman.wordpress.com:

  • Life Update
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    It’s been a while since I’ve written specifically about my Peace Corps service. Mainly because I had nothing productive to write and I was uncertain if I was actually going to be able to finish my service. So, here is a little life update and brief break down of where...
  • YKYPCVW, POC Edition
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    You know you’re a Peace Corps Volunteer of color when… When you’re greeted with a “Ni hao”, ambiguous sounding ethnic noises or any other tittle (mhindi, mchina, black). When non VOC (volunteers of color) are frustrated about being called ‘mzungu’ (foreigner/white person), when you been called out about race your whole life. When you...
  • Jaded. 
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    I’m tired, I’m bored, I’m exhausted, I’m jaded.  Usually I dedicate 2 blog posts per month. Last month I wrote none. Even during some of my worst months here, I’ve been able to find words. However, don’t interpret my silence as an implication of the worst. I try...
  • Inspiration 
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    As an artist, living in Tanzania has been an inspiration. In a country where creativity isn’t necessarily encouraged, at least by western standards, there sure are many things to draw from.    Landscape is an obvious inspiration. Tanzania is a beautiful country. But my favorite parts of the landscape aren’t...
  • 1year
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    A lot can happen in 1 year. This day marks the anniversary of one of the hardest years I’ve ever been faced with. Robbie Lehman, a friend, a PCV, and an all around ball of good energy died in a bus accident in Mbeya 1 year ago today....
  • Peace Corps=Survivor
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    Peace Corps is basically a government funded version of Survivor. You have a group from all different backgrounds, put into this environment, expected to survive for 27 months. You become friends with people you probably would have never talked to back in America, out of necessity and mental...