This is my landlady Abibata with her two children, Yushogu and Fusina, at our family house. I brought out some sparklers I'd received in a package and they had a blast - although we had to be careful of the thatch roofing. Sparks and dry thatch...
This photo was taken in the northern region of Ghana during a two-week long HIV/AIDS education program. Five health Volunteers and three counterparts traveled down the White Volta River doing outreach and testing in over a dozen villages that are...
This is Alimatu, the little girl that lives in my family house in the northern region of Ghana. We had painted our faces earlier that morning with fingernail polish. The kids love it and pretended like they were going to a wedding. (April 2011)
This is Damba sounding the talking drums during the Damba Festival (for which he was named) in the northern region of Ghana. The men sitting behind are elders and opinion leaders who have joined outside the chief's palace. (February 2010)
This is a photo of myself (taken by Volunteer Stephanie Lagos, and used with permission) holding Laciba, one of my neighbor's daughters, in a village of in the northern region of Ghana, around December of 2010.
Myself, with a group of children who helped our health/water sanitation Peace Corps trainees, dig a simple pit latrine in a village in the northern region of Ghana. The photo was taken by Connor Botkin (used with permission) in July of 2010.
Volunteers Casimir and Stephanie work with Mohammed and Adam to make their torches to burn for Fire Festival, an event that takes place in the northern region of Ghana. This photo was taken at my house in December of 2010.