2009.03.19: March 19, 2009: Headlines: COS - Benin: Blogs - Benin: Safety: Crime: Murder: Personal Web Site: Peace Corps Volunteer Monica au Benin writes: This past week has been really hard

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Peace Corps Volunteer Monica au Benin writes: This past week has been really hard

Peace Corps Volunteer Monica au Benin writes: This past week has been really hard

I know that a lot of you are worried about my safety. But I promise, I am safe. I would never go back to post if I didnít feel completely safe. Kateís murder was horrible but it is in no way charachteristic of the Beninese. It was a random act of violence perpetrated by a disgusting human being. My village has been really supportive, worried that Iíll leave, promising to do everything they can to insure my safety. I live in a large concession, with tons of people around at all times of night (trust me I hear them). Iím good. So donít worry about me. I love you.

Peace Corps Volunteer Monica au Benin writes: This past week has been really hard

March 19, 2009

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the last post I actually wrote a couple of weeks ago, but I forgot to post it. I will add more but right now I donít have my journal.

This past week has been really hard. A fellow PCV and friend was found murdered in her house. Itís so shocking and horrible. Iím still trying to process it. Iíve been in the city all week, just to be around other volunteers, for the memorial and to talk about it.

I know that a lot of you are worried about my safety. But I promise, I am safe. I would never go back to post if I didnít feel completely safe. Kateís murder was horrible but it is in no way charachteristic of the Beninese. It was a random act of violence perpetrated by a disgusting human being. My village has been really supportive, worried that Iíll leave, promising to do everything they can to insure my safety. I live in a large concession, with tons of people around at all times of night (trust me I hear them). Iím good. So donít worry about me. I love you.



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