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Peace Corps Partnership Program Works !


To Locate and Donate to a Peace Corps Partnership Project, 

Please click the following link: Peace Corps Partnership Program

or Attend an RPCVSF Partnership Dinner





April 7, 2016 - RPCVSF held its' first Partnership Dinner on a weeknight, and the dinner was a sellout. The event raised $554 for a Multipurpose Health Building in Zambia. The dinner was held at Taste Buds of India, organized by Doris Vincent and Subrata Basu spoke on his recent experience as a Peace Corp Volunteer in Belize. Picture Above shows attendees in the process of selecting a Partnership Project.


May 19, 2016 - RPCVSF received the following e-mail:


I would like to send a warm thank you to the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida for supporting my PCPP grant in Zambia! Your contribution will go a long way in helping my community complete a brand new mother's shelter and youth education center in this rural community, and we truly appreciate it.

Thank you!

Rachel

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Rachel Moscato

Community Health Improvement Project

Peace Corps Zambia


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Peonga School, Peonga, Benin


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Dear RPCVs of South Florida,


I wanted to say "Thank you," one last time to all of you. The classrooms are finished, and the entire community is escatic about it. Many people are saying this is the most beautiful building they have ever seen, and that they cannot wait for their children to be able to attend classes in it.


Thank you all so very much for your generous contribution. It truly has made a difference in our community!


Sierra - PCV Benin

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K I V A


KIVA, kiva.org, is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about: How it Works


Click Here to See the 134 KIVA Loans and repayment rates the members of our RPCV Group in Houston have made: KIVA Loans by RPCVs in Houston

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News from the Market!

 if you’re low on coffee or would like to give a Fair Trade Market item as a gift, please feel free to contact mailto:ftm@rpcvsf.org and we’ll make arrangements to deliver the fair trade item to you.

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Opera Star in Rome


Greg Zell, RPCVSF's Travel Coordinator and Rome's newest Opera Star, just returned from Rome and wrote "As I made my way through the crowd back to my table, people were yelling, “Bravo! Bravo!” and reaching out to touch me." Read the full story in our Travel Section by clicking on Travel from Menu to the left.


2017 Group Travel

Under consideration in 2017: a trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg arranged
with assistance from former RPCVSF President Tuey Murdock (Colombia);

A safari to Tanzania including Zanzibar to see the Great Migration of the
wildebeest possibly with a side trip to the Zimbabwe (best) side of

 Victoria Falls.


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 For Namibia Information, Click RPCVSF Goes to Namibia


August 20, 2016 through September 2, 2016


Message to Anyone Considering Namibia

April 6, 2016 - Our Namibia safari for 2 weeks beginning August 20 is confirmed. I have been asked to add a second safari vehicle. This means we are looking for 5 or 6 more travelers to join us. If you are interested at all, click here: RPCVSF Travel Coordinator to contact our Travel Coordinator.


This is a customized trip to suit our members and friends facilitated by The Africa Adventure Company in Ft. Lauderdale. Customized means you will not find this itinerary with any other travel company. We replaced some of the ordinary and shortened the standard trip to better fit your time and money. Namibia is the most interesting of all animal safari countries because it has towns, historic sites from the last hundred years, geographic features, and almost 500 years of ship wreck remains on its coast which give it the nickname “The Skeleton Coast” plus all the usual safari animals. It has not experienced any terrorism or Ebola. This is not a strenuous trip. If anyone needs assistance getting in or out of a safari vehicle, there are plenty of people around to help.

Attached to this page is the itinerary and pricing information.


International airfare: When we have the final number of travelers, we will negotiate with the airline for a group fare. There should be a substantial saving over the current standard fare of $1595 from Mia to Jnb via Atl. You also can make your own arrangements. To reserve one of the 18 places on the trip, contact Ian Flores at The Africa Adventure Company 954 491 8877 “Ask for the Zell group” to arrange your $250 non=refundable deposit on or before February 29, 2016. email travel@rpcvsf.org with questions. Balance of 20% of land package due March 1, 2016=$369.


Experience the confluence of German colonial policy with the effect of the Second Boer War and WWI in Africa. (Perhaps you are more familiar with the First Boer War.)

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Travel Coordinator: Gregory Zell (Nigeria 62-64) travel@rpcvsf.org

This is not a fund raiser. No organization funds are involved. The Travel Coordinator is not compensated.

A program of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida, Inc.


Calendar

10 Jul 2016 5:00 PM (EDT) • Miami Shores Country Club
20 Aug 2016 (EDT) • Namibia
09 Sep 2016 5:00 PM (EDT) • Amoray Resort, Mile Marker 104, Key Largo, FL
11 Sep 2016 (EDT) • Tentative
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