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Myanmar 2018

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At Myanmar’s sacred Shwedagon Pagoda, young Buddhist nuns, distinguished by their pink robes and orange sashes, receive religious instruction from a senior nun. All Buddhist Burmese boys and many girls between the ages of 7 and 13 enter the monastery as novices for a period of a few weeks up to several months. Those who remain in the monastery will receive a free education, and their life’s work will be to make merit in the world through meditation, good deeds, and charitable actions.
– Scott Faiia ©2015
PCV Malaysia 1973–1975
Irrigation Engineering

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