Good Morning Burkina Faso

BethanyThe purpose of this blog is to chart my time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso, West Africa. I am serving a 27 month term as a Community Economic Development Volunteer and living in a village called Moussodougou in the southwestern part of the country.

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  • Hello Wisconsin!
    Greetings and Happy Holidays! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and I apologize for the delay between my posts. The last few months have been quite an adventure and as you may have guessed, I am actually back stateside. I decided to leave my Peace Corps service a few months early for...
  • The One Where Moussodougou Gets a Library: Part 1
    Hey Friends! I told you I would keep you updated on the library so here we go. It has been a very productive couple of weeks. What’s Done: Door Windows Patching of walls Replacement of bricks Cementing of all walls for painting Check out pictures and a video tour here: What we are starting next week: Painting! Each wall will...
  • The One With Funny Short Stories
    Greetings and Happy August! My last post was a little heavy so I’ve decided this time I would regale everyone with some funny stories from the past few months. One of the best things about being in an environment where you don’t share the same first language with anyone you encounter...
  • So How Do You Like it Over There?
    Peace Corps is one of those experiences that you can never fully explain to someone who hasn’t done it. Even the people who have served as volunteers, even the people you serve with (in the same country, at the same time) have different experiences from you. People ask me a...
    Greetings and welcome to JUNE! Sanjii (san gee) bina na is how we say the rain is coming in Jula and usually it turns into sort of a chant that kids scream and fist pump to in village. I have just as much excitement about rainy season so I have been...
  • Surviving Hot Season Part 2
    Welcome to May friends! I have technically survived the hottest month of the year in Burkina (for the second and final time), the heat is still unbearable but it is gradually improving, the rain should be on its way. School is nearly over; my students are all antsy and unmotivated. I...