Question for Niger RPCVs

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Niger: Message Center for Niger RPCVs: Question for Niger RPCVs

By Gwyneth Caverly ( on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 4:11 pm: Edit Post

I have a question for recently returned (last 2 years) RPCVs from Niger. I was a business volunteer in Bolivia (96-98) and I've decided to join the Peace Corps again and hoping to go to French speaking Africa this time around. I am still trying to figure out when I would like to leave my current job and I'm trying to get a sense of when business volunteers leave to francophone posts. First, are there business volunteers serving in Niger, and if so can you tell me what month the business volunteers arrive? Thanks!

By Margot Miller ( - on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 4:13 pm: Edit Post

I was a volunteer in Niger in 1972-74 and need help with a memory. It seemed to me at the time that at night in Maradi on the Street of the Seventeen Doors (not that it would be any different anywhere else)I watched the Big Dipper and the North Start tilt across the night. I could tell what time it was by where the arc was in the sky if I woke up in the night, sleeping on my front porch...
Can anyone confirm this or tell what constellations are visible there at say 9 pm and mid-night and three am in January?}

Add a Message

This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.