The Northern California Returned Peace Corps Association knows how valuable Hesperian books are to Peace Corps Volunteers — many used Where There Is No Doctor or our other health resources during their service overseas. But the Peace Corps does not provide every Volunteer with Hesperian’s lifesaving resources. The NorCal RPCV Association wants to remedy that, so they have awarded us a grant to send free books to Peace Corps Volunteers whose US home is in Northern California.
This program is brand new, but we have already sent 26 books to PCVs serving in Ecuador, Ghana, Liberia and Lesotho. This grant provides the resources to send 50 more books that support not just the work of PCVs, but also will be left in the host community to ensure that our health information makes a lasting impact.
If you are a PCV from Northern California, you can apply on our website. And if you are part of an RPCV group in another region of the US, please contact us to learn how to set up a similar program for your region.
Too often we meet an RPCV who sees our books for the first time and says “I could have used that in my host country!” Please consider how you and your RPCV organization can extend the transformative power of health information to more communities.
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