Volunteer report form

Volunteer report form

Three times a year, in January, July, and October, Peace Corps Indonesia volunteers complete what is known as a volunteer report form, or VRF for short. The VRF is essentially what PC headquarters uses to gauge volunteer effectiveness and, when all the VRFs from all PC countries are aggregated, to make informed and quantified proposals to congress to allocate funding each year.

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Dollars and cents, rupiah and sen

Dollars and cents, rupiah and sen

The Indonesian rupiah is the currency of Indonesia. Currently, one US dollar is equivalent to a little more than 13,000 rupiah; though in the past twelve months the exchange rate has been as high as Rp 14,500 to one dollar. Needless to say a single rupiah will not buy much. In fact, the smallest denomination in mint now is the one hundred rupiah coin, which is worth less than a single American penny. And the largest Indonesian bank note currently printed is the 100,000 rupiah, worth approximately 7.70 US dollars.

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