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Author Nancy Wesson Recalls Her Time in the Peace Corp

Nancy Daniel Wesson, author of I Miss the Rain in Africatalks candidly about her fascinating and life-enhancing experience as a Peace Corp volunteer.

“Living in Uganda also forced a lot of unconventional solutions — fixing a broken toilet valve with dental floss, using the filthiest laundry rinse water to flush that same toilet or to mop the floor. After all, in Uganda — where a quarter of the population lacks access to even a basic water supply — water was a treasure not to be wasted. It could “be finished” the next moment and not return for weeks. Every drop was sacred.”

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