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Museum of the Peace Corps Experience

For more than a decade and a half, a small group of RPCVs, mostly located in the Portland area, have been working on developing a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience, devoted to sharing the Peace Corps experience with the larger American public. The goal is to serve the Third

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October 2016 newsletter

The October 2016 FoN newsletter is available here! In it, you’ll find the list of new board members, a review of Mike Frame’s book, and a summary of our 2015 finances.

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Peace Corps Connect is coming up!

Peace Corps Connect is the Peace Corps community’s annual conference hosted by the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and its affiliate groups to connect, advocate and impact. This year, it will be held in Washington, DC on September 21 to 25. The featured speaker is Nobel Laureate and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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Where did the donations to Nepal go?

Charity Navigator has put together a useful report on which charities responded to the April 2015 earthquake and how. Friends of Nepal was not asked for our information, but you can see what other charities have been doing here.

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You know who loves chhurpi? Dogs!

I thought it was plastic, the first time someone gave me chhurpi, the hard, non-perishable cheese that people in the hills chewed for days on end. Now, three Nepali entrepreneurs have started a business making dog chews from chhurpi. Watch a snippet of their appearance on Shark Tank here. 

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Pick of the Week: Newlywed website

A website and app for Nepali newlyweds with information about contraception and sexual health smuggled in amongst more banal information about bridal wear and catering was launched in April. The website was the brainchild of Marie Stopes International, a family planning organization.

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