RPCV Legacy Program - an activity of E&E RPCVs

OR THIS PROJECT E&E RPCVs is partnering with the respected Hesperian Foundation, publisher of healthcare manuals for use by health workers in remote communities around the world. Donations to this project will enable Hesperian to fulfill all book requests that they receive from Ethiopians or Eritreans in-country.
     Because HIV and AIDS have become an incredible scourge in Ethiopia and to a lesser degree in Eritrea, our donations will also make it possible for Hesperian to include with each requested book a copy of their book HIV Health and Your Community.
     The goal is to make it possible for Hesperian to fulfill requests from 200 communities in Ethiopia and Eritrea — 200 because that is the number of communities that have been served by Peace Corps Volunteers.
     A donation of $50 will provide the funding for one set of books to be shipped to Ethiopia or Eritrea. RPCVs are urged to make a donation in honor of your “other hometown,” and join in our effort to fight HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia and Eritrea and provide assistance to the healthcare workers in our communities.

For more information, contact project champion:
Marian Haley Beil (Debre Berhan 1962–64) at mhbeil@rochester.rr.com

Donors to the project Recipients of books

Requests and Thanks

Project Proposal
  • $50 can give 1 rural healthcare worker 2 important reference books on HIV/AIDS and general medical care.
  • $100 can give 2 rural healthcare workers 2 important reference books on HIV/AIDS and general medical care.
  • $250 can provide a school, hospital or clinic with a "Healthcare Library of 10 books and 3 pamphlets.
  • Make a gift in your name or in honor or memory of someone else.
  • Pay by check or secure credit card transaction.