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The Masjed-e Jameh, or Friday Mosque, rises over the mud-brick houses of the desert city of Yazd, once a rich trading city along the Silk Road. With exceptionally tall minarets, it is a magnificent example of the 14th-century Azari period of Persian architecture and mosaics. Families who come to sit in the central courtyard of this congregational mosque sometimes show their reverence for the symbolism and beauty of the building itself—as this woman does in tenderly laying her hands upon the tiles.
– Ginna Fleming ©2008
Peace Corps Nigeria
Staff 1961–1963

República del Perú
Western South America

Area 1.3M km2 (54th)

Population 30.4 mil (23/km²)

Gov’t Constitutional Republic

Capital Lima (9.9M)

GCP/capita $12,300

Unemployment 9%

In poverty 26%

Life expectancy 73 yrs

Infact Mortality 20/1K live births


Literacy 95%

Languages Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

Religions Roman Catholic 81%, Evangelical 13%, other 3%

Labor Force Agriculture 26%, industry 17%, services 57%

PCVs 1962–1974, 2002–present CURRENT: 243; Youth & Community Economic Development, Health, Environment; TTD: 3,475