[Me with my host brother, Souleyman, and a few other siblings during training]

Hey! My name is Brett Bailey. I’m from Georgia and I’m 28 as of 2008, ouch. I’ve lived in Atlanta most of the last 10 years. Now I’m in Niger serving as a US Peace Corps Volunteer. If all goes as planned I’ll be here until the end of my service at the beginning of 2010. That’s all I’ve got for now. Later.


5 responses

5 10 2008
Cheryl Faulkner

Greetings from south Georgia! I’m your dad’s first cousin, Cheryl. My mother and your grandmother Doris are sisters. Aunt Doris told me about your blog, which I’ve enjoyed immensely! I’m very proud of you – you’re a wonderful ambassador for America. Your stories make me feel as though I’ve been to Niger. If I can do anything for you, send you anything that will make your life better, please let me know. I was excited to see that you are an Obama fan. I, too, believe that he will make an excellent president and bring a much needed change to the leadership of our country. Unfortunately I seem to be alone in my family in my viewpoint. However my niece, Kate and my nephew, Brooks, both share my opinion. Keep up the good work – I look forward to reading your next posting. All my best to you,
your cousin Cheryl

9 10 2008

Brett! It is Zach, a former PCV you knew for a short time (too short). I lost my page/book of contact information on my night flight out of Niger, all of it gone so I have been slowling getting peoples contacts. I hope you are good, hopefully Zarmaland is treating you well. you should email me your address if you get a chance and I will write you a letter. iampostzach@gmail.com. Stay healthy and cool, enjoy Dosso. Tell anyone who I knew I say hello or sannu or fofo or bonjour. bye!

29 10 2008
J Ingham

Hey Brett, kristin sent me over here to check out what you’ve been up to. Very impressive, it’s good to see you over there doing this cool stuff. It looks like you will make a very large impact on these guys’ lives. Stay safe and take it easy! John

20 01 2009

Hey Brett,

I really enjoyed browsing your blog. You are having a heck of an experienc there and I am very proud of what you are doing. We sent you a New Year’s card last week to Niger, but I think the Japanese postman mistook Niger for Nigeria so I am not sure whether the card will ever arrive!
Anyway, I really admire what you are doing because I don’ know whether I would ever be able to do the same. Because of people like you, the world is becoming a better place. As you may know I have decided to go into academia so I try to give back to the (mainly Japanese) community in my own way. Hope to meet you soon someplace (US, Europe, Africa, Asia).
Best to you, Remy, Kaoruko and Timothee

19 03 2011

Hi Brett!
Awesome experience! Are there any organizations that I could make donations to, to help the people of Niger? Are there any artisans cooperatives that sell some of the fine arts and crafts that are seen in many of your photographs? Let me know and I really like what you are doing!


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