The Congo/Zaire River is in the background. I was visiting Kinshasa and Zaire for the first week when this photo was taken. The fisheries program director had birds that talked (African Greys) and great view of the river. 1980
Bandundu area aquaculture volunteer supervisor Fred Marten feeding the fish at the Kikwit demonstration station in 1980. The material he is throwing into the water was probably chaf from a nearby rice mill.
Portion of our fishculture training group on top of Mt. Kahuzi-Biega near Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo 12/31/1978. Kahuzi-Biega is the home of a group of mountain gorillas. Our objective that day was to get to the top and although...
Fish farmer Papa Ngwanza adds compost to his pond with his two boys. The program was called Projet Pisiculture Familiale, or Family Fish Project, and had just celebrated its 10th anniversary when this picture was taken in 1988.
Taken in 1988 as we waited on the pond bank for the first harvest of fish for this group of farmers. They showed me how to make hats out of big forest leaves for protection from the hot equatorial sun.
Kinshasa, Zaire/Congo at Peace Corps headquarters. We were provided with new Yamaha 125 motorcycles, as fisheries Volunteers and we did cover a large area which required a bike. Later, I broke my ankle.
Fisheries Volunteers tour internal regions of the Congo, before language training. Here, we are visiting farmers, other Volunteers and villages for a short update, and then we were scheduled to start language training in Bukavu/Lake Kivu in eastern...
Fellow Fisheries Volunteer visiting the Mbuji-Mayi area before language training. Immediately after arriving in-country, we had a brief tour of fish ponds/farmers/villages. Composte was key to success with fisheries.