From Our Members

From Then and Now

What Do We Know About RPCVs? Andrew Czernek (Congo/Zaire, 1973-75) is helping fill the knowledge gap about us.

Seattle RPCV Teacher Travels to Nicaragua
Carolee Walters, Belize, 96-98

Dinner in Wine Country
Andrew Morgan, Armenia 1998

Michael Waite's trip to Liberia
Michael Waite recently traveled to Liberia as an election monitor, and he tells of the changes and wisdom engendered by the intervening years. He served in the Forestry program in Liberia from 1974 until 1975.

Rzeszow, Unofficial City Motto: There are worse places in Poland
Suzanne Reymer's tale of her Peace Corps service in Poland (1991-1994).

Music Picks from the RPCVs

Favorite Recipes from around our world

Chicken Mwamba
Submitted by Andy Czernek Congo/Zaire -- 1973-1975

Mwamba is the national dish of Congo/Zaire and is most-often served with sombé or fried/boiled greens of manioc or spinach. (The spinach is also best fried in peanut oil and with a chopped onion.) And beer, of course.

  1. Fry chicken pieces in peanut oil in heavy skillet for about 40 minutes until brown and tender. Remove, cut into bite-sized cubes.
  2. Sauté onions in skillet, adding oil if necessary. Once onions are soft, add all ingredients and boil until well mixed.
  3. Serve over 4 cups steamed rice. Season with additional red pepper if desired.