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By Jennifer Kim (jkim57) on Wednesday, August 01, 2001 - 9:34 pm: Edit Post

I have recently been invited to Kiribati leaving in October. I am going to be a water and sanitation volunteer. Does any anyone have anything to share about this country? What should I pack?

By arorae2 on Friday, October 19, 2001 - 4:00 pm: Edit Post

Hi Jen!

I do not know if you have left yet! I was a K-25 volunteer in Kiribati. I recently arrived home after traveling around the world. I finished my service in Kiribati on 1/2001.

It is very important to pack a good fillet knife, cause you will be eating lots of fish-provided that you are not vegetarian.

By GregChapuis on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 5:17 pm: Edit Post


I'm trying to contact current Peace Corps volunteer Chris Pencikowski. Does anyone know his current email or mailing address??? If so please email it to me at


By jessie ( - on Thursday, December 18, 2003 - 5:16 am: Edit Post

Hey Mandy and Dave!

Hope all is well and this message reaches you!! xoxo


By Davidgearhart ( on Saturday, February 21, 2004 - 9:54 pm: Edit Post

If anyone knows Baranite (Bate) Kirata Former Secretary General of the Kiribati Protestant Church would you please have him contact me. I went to seminary with him at Boston University.
Thank you.
David Gearhart
Phone 503-803-7445 United States, Oregon.

By Lucy Greenslade ( on Wednesday, December 01, 2004 - 12:16 pm: Edit Post

I have been invited to serve (and accepted) leaving in march. I want to get in contact with some other people who may be heading that way in my class. Also, any advice from returned volunteers would be greatly appreciated. Anything from stories to what i should definately pack! Thanks
I am also very curious about the language.

By portersuzanne ( - on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 11:39 pm: Edit Post

Hello!! Mauri My name is Suzanne and I am an American citizen traveling to visit my good friend who is from Kiribati. I will be there in Tarawa and Nonouti for three months and would like to get involved with some peace corps projects while I am there. I arrive at the end of March and will be there until the end of June. I did Americorp in California for three years and have worked in a K-8th grade school until three months ago for four and 1/2 years. I would love to add some community service aspect to my stay in Kiribati!!! Please email me if I could be of some assistance to any projects!!! Kurapa Suzanne

By Kevin Lee Croft ( on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 1:51 am: Edit Post

I'm looking for anyone who was part of K-13. We matriculated on Abemama during November of 1988 and trained on Abaing. Ted Pierce was acting country director at that time. I would like to catch up and compare notes regarding subsequent Peace Corps service. Contact me at

By Katie McKenna ( - on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 11:50 am: Edit Post

Hi, I will be in Kiribati in a month as a Health and Community Dev. volunteer. I am looking at solar battery chargers and radios but I am getting lost in all the options. Does anyone have advice on brands or types that will work best on the outer islands? Thanks!

By Ronald Spencer ( - on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 7:07 pm: Edit Post

I am looking for a person serving on Kiribati in 1995. She found a dog tag from WWII belonging to a soldier from Kentucky. She gave it to her sister living in Alaska who gave it to a WWII veteran from Wisconsin. He eventually
was able to direct it to my mother in Indiana. Some notes included with the tag indicated the finder might want to learn the full story, but her name wasn't included. He fought on Makin, and he was wounded on Saipan and also Okinawa. If you are still interested please contact me at I would like to hear yours.
Thank you,

By Rudy ( - on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 11:22 pm: Edit Post

Hey , My name is Rudy and my girlfriend is in Kiribati. she left March 3, 2005. I was wondering if anyone have a loved one that left on this adventure of ( who knows),I think that it sucks . I don't see the point of everything, but thats me and thats why i am not in the peace corp.But she is involved and all i can do is give her my support. If anyone has any advice to keep calm ,and help us stay together i wouldn't mind. my e-mail add is, or aol instant messanger is

thanks Rudy

By Sirin on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 10:00 pm: Edit Post

I spent some of my elementary school and middle school years on Kiribati when my dad was doing international law work for the government there. I learned the language and still speak it very fluent. If any of you would like to form up a Kiribati Memories Group, please include me in it. I recalled seeing some of the Peace Corp volunteers in Kiribati, working very hard to assist the Kiribati natives, in improving their way of life. I respect you all for serving the people. Tiabo.Thank you.

By Greg Tompkins ( - on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 10:03 am: Edit Post

Is there anybody out there?
Hey K-19, where are you???
Kristin, Megan, Laura, Chris, Bob, John, Cody, Stacy, Jane, Quinton, Kristie, anybody!

Write me back at

Greg Tompkins

By Anonymous ( - on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 8:45 am: Edit Post

Hi there. My name is Dr Bwaabwa Oten from Kiribati. I am trying to trace my grandfather who supposedly serve in WW2 on Abemama. His name is Barber....don't know the surname (what a shame). Anyway it would be good to at least know him or the family. Would be great if you can help recommend some site that I can easily access. Thanks

By Beth McGee-Russell ( - on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 - 7:42 am: Edit Post

I'm an author and am setting part of my book in South Tarawa. Does anyone know where I could get detailed maps of Kiribati? All the islets and atolls?


By Mike ( - on Monday, June 02, 2008 - 10:42 pm: Edit Post

Looking for Jeff "Hank" Henry formerly of Pratt Kansas. We went to school at K-State and Pitt State together. I am Mac former President of Oklahoma Panhandle Cat Backers. I would like to contact him and say Hey.

By Kevin lee Croft (kevin_croft) ( on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 4:12 pm: Edit Post

I would like to get in touch with Taake Kintaa from Tarawa or Kunei Kintaa from Abaiang. Is Don Tokatake still working for Peace Corps?

By Lea Cohen ( on Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 9:25 pm: Edit Post

I'm a graduate school student at Columbia University doing a paper on renewable energy and efficiency cook stoves for Kiribati. I would appreciate any help form anyone served in the islands. I need to know what kind of cook stoves are used in the outer islands and what source of energy is used to fuel them? Would they be financially able or willing to buy an efficient stove in the rural areas? What is the average rural income? I REALLY appreciate any help I can get.

By Fagaua T Katea ( on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:20 pm: Edit Post

Talofa from Tuvalu ,I am looking for someone working for peace corp in Kiribati the name Teuota, an old friend of my husdband in Wellington.
Does anyone have any information or contact of her so I can get in touch with her.

By John Tokinteang ( on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:20 am: Edit Post

Hi im John Tokinteang Im in Los Angeles right now the year of 2014. while I was here and I wants to meet my friends who are volunteer as a peace corps in my Island Maiana island in Kiribati and definitely I have no idea to get their email address or their address here in the state. I really look forward to meet them. I really remember the name but I forgot the last name for them and there names are Annie and Timber that the name always still in my mind. the were serving in my island back in 2001 or 2003 I think Im not really sure about it. if any of you knowing them plis to contact me as soon as possible. this is my email address kam bati n rabwa

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