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For the past year, PCV Andrew has been working with a local NGO, Fundación La Olla Milagrosa (‘Miraculous Pot Foundation’). He connected the foundation to TCP Global, a micro-finance program started by Helene, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Barranquilla in the 1960s. With the support of Andrew and TCP Global, Olla Millagrosa has offered more than 10 micro loans to small business owners who completed an entrepreneurship and financial literacy training program. #HowISeePC #FinancialLiteracy #Colombia #PeaceCorpsColombia

For World Water Day, Laura worked with her secondary students to create skits and learn phrases in English about water conservation. Corpamag, the entity responsible for environmental awareness and sustainabilty in Magdalena, observed the event! #HowISeePC #PeaceCorpsColombia #Colombia #Education #WorldWaterDay

Bring your parents to work day! PCV Erin brought very special visitors, Mom & Dad, to her tenth grade entrepreneurship and tourism class with her. They answered questions about the United States and learned more about life in Colombia! #SecondGoal #ThirdGoal #PeaceCorpsColombia #HowISeePC #Colombia

One of PCV Morgan’s favorite parts of serving in Colombia is the natural beauty of the country. Hiking through the mountains near her town, she takes in the same landscapes that inspired Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magical realism writing style. #peacecorps #howiseePC #magicalrealism

Community Economic Development PCV Rebecca is working in collaboration with Fundación Rehabilitación Integral to offer a course in her community called "Edificando Sueños," or "Building Dreams." The participants will gain practical life skills and learn to create and carry out a business plan. #peacecorps #lifeskills #businessplans

Peace Corps Colombia is extremely proud of the 23 trainees who swore in as volunteers today! This new group of Practical English for Success (PES) volunteers will work to stregenthen the bilingual programs of schools around the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
El Cuerpo de Paz de Colombia está muy orgulloso de los 23 aspirantes que se juraron como voluntarios hoy! Este nuevo grupo de voluntarios de inglés práctico para el éxito trabajará para resforzar los programas de bilingüismo alrededor de la costa caribe de Colombia.

Peace Corps Colombia welcomes the 20th Peace Corps Director, Dr. Jody Olsen to the Peace Corps Community! Dr. Olsen was sworn in on March 30th. We are thrilled to begin working with her!

PCVs Cutter & Mixie celebrated Semana Santa with a candy festival at one of their schools. While some cities no longer uphold the tradition of making sweets for the Holy Week, the custom lives on along the Colombian coast. #festivaldeldulce #semanasanta

Many volunteers travel to other parts of the country during Easter week. PCV Ivette's favorite travelling companion is her puppy Coco, who is always ready for an adventure. Happy Easter Week from our furry family members to yours! #pcpets

PCV Angell has worked hard with her community in Guandolo to renovate the old park of Paz del Caribe. After one year of work, countless efforts from community volunteers, help from other PCVs, and investment from the foundation Fundeban, the park is complete! Check out the before and after pics.
#fundeban #parques #parks

PCVs Paul and Aaron go way back to the days of youth soccer playing for Buffalo United Soccer Club, traveling to many corners of the USA for tournaments and matches. Now they find themselves separated by only a couple short hours both serving in Peace Corps Colombia.

This past weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Festival Francisco el Hombre in Riohacha. Legend has it that Francisco, an accordion player and town juglar, had a play-off one night with the devil and won. Riohacha holds a festival including a competition of vallenato groups (traditional Colombian music) and is one of the biggest events of the year in the city. PCV Rachel enjoyed the kick-off for the festival with a parade 🎉🎶🥁
#vallenato # festivalfranciscoelhombre

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