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*[[Packing lists by country]]
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*[[Training by country]] 
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*[[Living conditions and volunteer lifestyles by country]]
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*[[Health care and safety by country]]
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*[[Diversity and cross-cultural issues by country]]
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*[[FAQs by country]]
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*[[History of the Peace Corps by country]] 
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Since 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries, more than 182,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 138 countries all over the globe.
  
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(See: [[History|History of the Peace Corps]])
  
Honduras offers natural scenic beauty and variety as well as a favorable climate in a semitropical setting. The Peace Corps has enjoyed a long and proud history in Honduras. More than 5,000 Volunteers have served as since the inception of the program in 1963.
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==[[Eastern Europe and Central Asia]]==
  
Peace Corps/Honduras works in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention and child survival, business, protected area management, water and sanitation, municipal development, and youth development. Volunteers in these six projects work in an integrated community development framework, meeting the expressed needs of the communities where they serve.
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Albania]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Armenia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Bosnia-Herzegovina]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Bulgaria]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Cyprus]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Czech Republic]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Estonia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Georgia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Hungary]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Latvia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Lithuania]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Macedonia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Moldova]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Poland]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Romania]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Russia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Slovak Republic]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Turkey]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Turkmenistan]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Ukraine]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan]]<br>
  
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==[[North Africa and the Middle East]]==
  
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Bahrain]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Iran]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Jordan]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Libya]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Madagascar]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Malta]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Morocco]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Oman]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Tunisia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Yemen]]<br>
  
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==[[South America]]==
  
==Peace Corps History==
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Argentina]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Bolivia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Brazil]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Chile]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Colombia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Ecuador]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Guyana]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Paraguay]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Peru]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Suriname]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Uruguay]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Venezuela]]<br>
  
''Main article: [[History of the Peace Corps in Honduras]]''
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==[[The Caribbean]]==
  
Times have changed since the first lady of Honduras, Doña Alejandra Bermudez de Villeda Morales, accompanied the first training class of Peace Corps Volunteers to Honduras in 1962. Over the past 43 years, more than 5,000 Volunteers have served in Honduras in a wide range of project areas, including health, fisheries, beekeeping, animal husbandry, special education, vocational education, small business, and agriculture. Project areas and numbers of Volunteers have changed in response to the changing needs of the country. Projects such as fisheries, beekeeping, and education were phased out as Honduran people and institutions developed the capacity to continue the work on their own. Other projects, such as municipal development, HIV/AIDS prevention, and business development, have been initiated or have evolved with technological advances, increased globalization of world markets, and other developm
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Dominican Republic]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in the Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Guyana]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Haiti]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Jamaica]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Suriname]]<br>
  
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==[[The Pacific Islands]]==
  
In response to the crisis caused by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, the number of Volunteers in Honduras increased dramatically. Today an average of 200 Volunteers work in the western, eastern, and southern regions of Honduras. In 2003 Peace Corps/Honduras expanded its program to the north coast of Honduras.
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Cook Islands]]<br>
 
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[[History of the Peace Corps in East Timor]]<br>
There are two published Peace Corps Experience books in print. "Triumph and Hope; Golden Years With the Peace Corps Honduras," by Barbara E. Joe describes service between 2000 and 2002 (Barbara Joe, 2008). "South of the Frontera; A Peace Corps Memoir" by Lawrence F. Lihosit describes service between 1975 and 1977 (iUniverse, NY, 2010). 
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Fiji]]<br>
 
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Kiribati]]<br>
 
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Marshall Islands]]<br>
==Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyle==
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Micronesia]]<br>
 
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Niue]]<br>
''Main article: [[Living conditions and volunteer lifestyles in Honduras]]''
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea]]<br>
 
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Samoa]]<br>
Volunteer housing varies according to the area of the country and its climate. In much of the southern region, houses are open and airy to provide ventilation. Houses tend to be more closed in mountainous areas. Some Volunteers live in houses made of adobe, while others live in houses made of wood or cinder blocks or in apartments. Roofing generally consists of clay tiles or corrugated metal. Most Volunteer houses have electricity and running water, though the source of water is often outside the house and water may flow only sporadically. Housing in rural sites may have outdoor latrines instead of indoor plumbing.
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Solomon Islands]]<br>
 
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Tonga]]<br>
Peace Corps/Honduras will provide Volunteers with one secure housing option upon site assignment where Volunteers must live for at least the first two months. Peace Corps/Honduras may also suggest other housing options that can be explored by Volunteers after the initial two-month period. Volunteers will not be assigned to communities where adequate housing is not available.
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Tuvalu]]<br>
 
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Vanuatu]]<br>
The Peace Corps expects Volunteers to use good judgment in deciding where and with whom to live after the initial time period. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to live with a family and to take the necessary time to choose a living situation that considers community norms, language acquisition, and personal safety.
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During the site-selection process, project teams will determine the availability of adequate housing. If no options are available, the site will not host a Volunteer. Safe and secure housing is a priority, and Peace Corps/Honduras will help you work with the landlord to make any necessary modifications to improve the safety and security of your home, such as adding deadbolt locks and bars on windows. Additionally, the Peace Corps makes an effort to select sites that offer reasonable and safe transportation. Keep in mind that rural areas of Honduras are more rustic than rural areas of the United States.
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Peace Corps Volunteer sites are located throughout Honduras with the exception of the departments of Gracias a Dios and the Bay Islands. The site in which you eventually serve will be selected based upon the local needs of the community, your skills and interests, and the overall goals and objectives of the Peace Corps/Honduras project in which you will work.
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==Training==
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''Main article: [[Training in Honduras]]''
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Prior to becoming a Volunteer, you will participate in an 11week training program in Honduras. Pre-service training (PST) incorporates experiential learning and adult learning methodology that is meant to challenge you while preparing you to begin your work as a Volunteer. Though pre-service training can be taxing at times, Peace Corps/Honduras works to ensure that it is challenging and fun.
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Upon arrival in Honduras, trainees move in with host families after a brief introductory session. The first four weeks of training take place in a large group and include trainees from various projects. In the fifth week, most trainees will move to other communities for field-based training, which focuses on the practical application of project technical skills.
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Although you were recruited for a particular project and your training will be tailored to the requirements of that project, all Volunteers are considered to be community development facilitators. You will receive theoretical and hands-on training in community analysis, participatory analysis, gender analysis, community development, and integrated community development and become familiar with current development efforts in Honduras. As the weeks pass, you may find that you need to adapt both existing skills and new skills to the work environment in Honduras.
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==Health Care and Safety==
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''Main article: [[Health care and safety in Honduras]]''
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The Peace Corps’ highest priority is maintaining the good health and safety of every Volunteer. Peace Corps medical programs emphasize the preventive, rather than the curative, approach to disease. Peace Corps/Honduras maintains a clinic with four full-time medical officers, who take care of Volunteers’ primary health-care needs. Additional medical services, such as testing and treatment, are also available at regional medical facilities. If you become seriously ill, you will be transported to a major hospital in the capital and then, if necessary, medically evacuated to the United States.
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==Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues==
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''Main article: [[Diversity and cross-cultural issues in Honduras]]''
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In Honduras, as in other Peace Corps host countries, Volunteers’ behavior, lifestyle, background, and beliefs are judged in a cultural context very different from their own. Certain personal perspectives or characteristics commonly accepted in the United States may be quite uncommon, unacceptable, or even repressed in Honduras.
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Outside of Honduras’ capital and other large cities, residents of rural communities have had relatively little direct exposure to other cultures, races, religions, and lifestyles. What is viewed as typical American behavior or norms may be a misconception, such as the belief in some countries that all Americans are rich and have blond hair and blue eyes. The people of Honduras are justly known for their generous hospitality to foreigners; however, members of the community in which you will live may display a range of reactions to cultural differences that you present.
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To ease the transition and adapt to life in Honduras, you may need to make some temporary, yet fundamental compromises in how you present yourself as an American and as an individual. For example, female trainees and Volunteers may not be able to exercise the independence available to them in the United States; political discussions need to be handled with great care; and some of your personal beliefs may best remain undisclosed. You will need to develop techniques and personal strategies for coping with these and other limitations. The Peace Corps staff will lead diversity and sensitivity discussions during pre-service training and will be on call to provide support, but the challenge ultimately will be your own.
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* Possible Issues for Female Volunteers
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* Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color
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* Possible Issues for Senior Volunteers
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* Possible Issues for Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Volunteers
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* Possible Religious Issues for Volunteers
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* Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities
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* Possible Issues for Married Volunteers
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==Frequently Asked Questions==
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''Main article: [[FAQs about Peace Corps in Honduras]]''
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* How much luggage am I allowed to bring to Honduras?
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* What is the electric current in Honduras?
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* How much money should I bring?
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* When can I take vacation and have people visit me?
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* Will my belongings be covered by insurance?
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* Do I need an international driver’s license?
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* What should I bring as gifts for Honduran friends and my host family?
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* Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be?
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* How can my family contact me in an emergency?
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* Can I call home from Honduras?
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* Should I bring a cellular phone with me?
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==Packing List==
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''Main article: [[Packing list for Honduras]]''
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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Honduras and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80pound weight restriction on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Honduras.
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Your clothes should be sturdy enough to hold up under rough wear and laundry techniques and free of the need for ironing. The amount of professional versus casual clothing you bring should be based on personal preference and on the type of work you will be doing. For example, a water and sanitation Volunteer probably needs more casual clothes for work than does a small business Volunteer. Shorts are acceptable in limited circumstances, but especially in larger towns and for athletic activities. Women, however, should also bring sweatpants that are comfortable to work out in. Note that big and tall sizes are often difficult to find in Honduras, as are women’s shoes larger than size 8 and men’s shoes larger than size 10-1/2. Because there are many good tailors and seamstresses in Honduras who can make many styles at a reasonable price, you may want to bring patterns or pictures of clothing that they can copy or adapt for you.
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* General Clothing
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* Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items
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* Kitchen
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==Peace Corps News==
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Current events relating to Peace Corps are also available by [[News | country of service]] or [[News by state|your home state]]
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Contributions to the [https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.donors.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=522-CFD Honduras Country Fund] will support Volunteer and community projects that will take place in Honduras. These projects include water and sanitation, agricultural development, and youth programs.
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==See also==
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* [[Volunteers who served in Honduras]]
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* [[Amigos de Honduras]]
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* [[List of resources for Honduras]]
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* [[Pre-Departure Checklist]]
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* [[Inspector General Reports]]
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==External links==
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* [http://www.doxapest.co.id/pest-control/ Pest Control]
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* [http://www.doxapest.co.id/anti-rayap Anti Rayap]
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* [http://www.pccatrachos.com/ Honduras Homepage]
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* [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/ho.html Peace Corps Journals - Honduras]
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/volscatrachos/ Volscatrachos Yahoo Group]
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[[Category:Honduras]] [[Category:Central America and Mexico]]
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Revision as of 11:24, 8 December 2015

Country Resources

Since 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries, more than 182,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 138 countries all over the globe.

(See: History of the Peace Corps)

Eastern Europe and Central Asia

History of the Peace Corps in Albania
History of the Peace Corps in Armenia
History of the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan
History of the Peace Corps in Bosnia-Herzegovina
History of the Peace Corps in Bulgaria
History of the Peace Corps in Cyprus
History of the Peace Corps in Czech Republic
History of the Peace Corps in Estonia
History of the Peace Corps in Georgia
History of the Peace Corps in Hungary
History of the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan
History of the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan
History of the Peace Corps in Latvia
History of the Peace Corps in Lithuania
History of the Peace Corps in Macedonia
History of the Peace Corps in Moldova
History of the Peace Corps in Poland
History of the Peace Corps in Romania
History of the Peace Corps in Russia
History of the Peace Corps in Slovak Republic
History of the Peace Corps in Turkey
History of the Peace Corps in Turkmenistan
History of the Peace Corps in Ukraine
History of the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan

North Africa and the Middle East

History of the Peace Corps in Bahrain
History of the Peace Corps in Iran
History of the Peace Corps in Jordan
History of the Peace Corps in Libya
History of the Peace Corps in Madagascar
History of the Peace Corps in Malta
History of the Peace Corps in Morocco
History of the Peace Corps in Oman
History of the Peace Corps in Tunisia
History of the Peace Corps in Yemen

South America

History of the Peace Corps in Argentina
History of the Peace Corps in Bolivia
History of the Peace Corps in Brazil
History of the Peace Corps in Chile
History of the Peace Corps in Colombia
History of the Peace Corps in Ecuador
History of the Peace Corps in Guyana
History of the Peace Corps in Paraguay
History of the Peace Corps in Peru
History of the Peace Corps in Suriname
History of the Peace Corps in Uruguay
History of the Peace Corps in Venezuela

The Caribbean

History of the Peace Corps in Dominican Republic
History of the Peace Corps in the Eastern Caribbean
History of the Peace Corps in Guyana
History of the Peace Corps in Haiti
History of the Peace Corps in Jamaica
History of the Peace Corps in Suriname

The Pacific Islands

History of the Peace Corps in Cook Islands
History of the Peace Corps in East Timor
History of the Peace Corps in Fiji
History of the Peace Corps in Kiribati
History of the Peace Corps in Marshall Islands
History of the Peace Corps in Micronesia
History of the Peace Corps in Niue
History of the Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea
History of the Peace Corps in Samoa
History of the Peace Corps in Solomon Islands
History of the Peace Corps in Tonga
History of the Peace Corps in Tuvalu
History of the Peace Corps in Vanuatu