Peace Corps Volunteers Write

“I succeed if everyone else does too”

03/10/2017 12:00 AM EST

How a Peace Corps Volunteer helped create a moringa mogul
By Mark Huelsenbeck
MARCH 10, 2017

I met Pierette Djeme in 2013 when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in a small town in central Benin.

She was the last participant to sign up for a Feed the Future-funded training I was facilitating on moringa, a fast-growing and drought-resistant tropical tree with leaves that contain a high concentration of proteins, vitamins and minerals. At the time, neither Pierette nor I knew that, in three years, she would be a successful entrepreneur running one of the largest moringa powder businesses in Benin.

VIDEO: Hospitality in The Gambia

03/10/2017 12:00 AM EST


Volunteer Taylor Peliska gives us a taste of hospitality in The Gambia.

261 elephants: How Peace Corps unexpectedly made a dream come true

03/09/2017 12:00 AM EST


Growing up on a small farm in western New York, falling in love with nature was easy.

VIDEO: Hospitality in Lesotho

03/08/2017 12:00 AM EST


Volunteer Jeff Duck takes us on a walk through his village in Lesotho.

Usawa. Equality.

03/08/2017 12:00 AM EST


Usawa means equality in Swahili.

VIDEO: Hospitality in Mongolia

03/07/2017 12:00 AM EST


Mongolia Volunteer Anna Buchanan shows us hospitality in the city and in the countryside.

VIDEO: Hospitality in Indonesia

03/06/2017 12:00 AM EST


Volunteer Maximillian Anderson shares his introduction to Indonesian hospitality.

VIDEO: Hospitality in Armenia

03/02/2017 12:00 AM EST


Armenia Volunteer James Daly welcomes you to the sights, sounds and tastes of his country of service.


About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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