Each Friday I’ll serve up a photo and give you the story behind it. This week, my Peace Corps program tech trainers Yassine and Andre.
The Small Enterprise Development (SED) team here in Burkina Faso is extremely lucky to have two wonderful people filling these roles. Yassine is an amazing resource – especially on cultural issues. She spent years in the US, and seems more American than many PCVs (who quickly adapt into village life). Andre, who has also spent some time in the US, is an agricultural wizard, and our go-to for any and all questions on crops – important in a society where agriculture represents over 30% of GDP and 80% of the workforce. This photo is from our last days of training where we presented each with some much deserved thank-yous.