March 30, 2004: Headlines: COS - Mauritania: Personal Web Site: Peace Corps Volunteer Vivian Castro in Mauritania

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Peace Corps Volunteer Vivian Castro's Photographs of Mauritania

Peace Corps Volunteer Vivian Castro's Photographs of Mauritania

Peace Corps Volunteer Vivian Castro's Photographs of Mauritania

Vivian Castro's Photographs

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banc d'arguin

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<Last week we threw a going away party for our friend Tu and hired a well known Mauritanian musical group to perform. Here's the pictures from the party. My favorite instrument is the guy playing the plate with shoes (in the video).

etape 1

etape 2

making flour

<Here are some pictures of my friends and I making nutritious infant formula over the weekend.

selibaby girls camp

<Group Photo

my cat "achoo"

assemble generale

bureau 2003

<Happy New Years!

rural trainings

danse wothie

<The microfinance organization that I work with is

expanding into rural areas. We just trained 56 rural

solidarity savings and credit groups.

baham and viv

beth shooting

beth and viv

group picture in a boat


viv and justin

<John-Christophe, Beth, Justin and I spent the Ramadan holiday long weekend with our friend Baham in a bird park called the Banc D'Arguin. We rented some trucks, camped on the beach, fished, and shot some cans. We didn't have a cooler to keep our food fresh, so we took some live sheep and killed them when we were hungry.

dinner at dia's

nktt homes

nktt kid

road to atar


<These are older pictures from the time that my family was here.

aioun school girls

ayoun rocks

baobab tree

fall family

john teaching

kaedi hospital room

kaedi hospital

kaedi market

marieta and edie

marieta dia

john, viv, marieta and edie

veil shopping

<These are pictures from my last trip in Mauritania to Boghe, Kaedi and Aioun. Boghe is where Djeinaba, our exchange student is from. It is a mostly Pulaar community along the Senegal River. Kaedi is where I lived during Training and it is pretty diverse - there are large Moor, Pulaar, and Soninke communities. Aioun is Justin's site. We had a picnic at the rocks and visited our friend John's English class. Marieta Dia is one of my favorite Mauritanians.

group ICT

<Volunteers and Mauritanian work partners after a week of computer training.

moulin rouge


<Moulin Rouge Performance.

<My sister Andrea, with Djeinaba, our Mauritanian exchange student.

ami et vivian

roommate portrate


my apartment

nktt capital


<More Mauritania pictures.

terget oasis

granada church mosque

marrakesh alleys

<The Tergit picture is Me, Brenda, Justin and Djeinaba (she will be attending Centennial High in the Fall).

andy with dieng girls

mamadou dieng

nktt buss

<These are my sisters with my Mauritanian brothers and sister - Mamadou, Guysir, and Mama (Jinda). There's also a picture of the local transportation I ride frequently.

viv with snake

mom in dance circle

dad with berber women

fresh dates


viv, bren, and andy in spain

toga guys

mom and dad at alhambra

hassan mosque

apes at gibraltar


dad with berber women

costa rica clan

casablanca mosque

brenda at gibraltar

andy with a snake

andy at a tannery in Fez

andy and bren in marrakesh

andy and bren in Fez


<Trip to spain with my family.

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