by Anne Ruelle
High: With the women’s association in my community, we met with a soap artisan who is willing to give a workshop on how to make natural, artesanal soaps! This is a huge step for women in my community and we have made a lot of progress towards writing the project profile to request funds for the project.
Low: I wasn’t able to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, as I had used up my time out of site visiting some close friends in other parts of the country. I spent Thanksgiving as a typical Thursday, though I was able to Skype home and hear about all the desserts my dog ate.
Glitter: We celebrated my birthday again! I went to visit my host family from pre-service training and they bought a chocolate oreo cake to celebrate my birthday since I couldn’t see them in August.
Anne Ruelle graduated from Providence College in 2013. By working to promote social change and forming strong relationships, she hopes to be a part of creating a more just, equal world. She is currently a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Community Organization and Economic Development project in El Salvador and lives in a hot, rural community in the East. She loves eating pupusas, salsa dancing, and learning Salvadoran “caliche” (slang).
The contents of these posts are personal and do not reflect any position of the US government or Peace Corps.