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Stories from Belize

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Belize.

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Three individuals sitting behind a table

In my hour of frustration, the answer to the question, “Why am I here?” became evident.

Teacher reading a book to group of students
Two people standing and smiling

“I’m going to join the Peace Corps when I grow up!”

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As I enter the 6 month mark at site I have had some time to reflect on how things are going, and overall nothing but GREAT!

Working with Nurse Sima, Nurse/Community Health Worker (CHW) Greene and CHW Carolyn in my village has been a wonderful experience.

It all began on a quiet day in my second week of service.

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In September of 2018, the primary school held its annual beginning of the year meeting.

Claudia school children

Spanish is the first language for most children in my village.

PDM - Antonio and Jerad

Antonio, the Community Health Worker (CHW) in my village, has had a rich history with Peace Corps Volunteers throughout his life.

Belize and Jamaica - Miguelina Cuevas-Post

I first set foot on Jamaican soil on August 1, 1976, living and working in St. Mary until June 1, 1978. I did not return to the island until 38 years later. 

Christophe E. 2

Belizean-American, Christophe, is currently serving as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Peace Corps Zambia! 

This photograph was taken during our summer teacher training session in the Dangriga, Stann Creek District. The teachers atte
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When I came to my village, I met the nurse who seemed unmotivated and overwhelmed with work. 

Safe space for girls

My GLOW counterpart and I had been wanting to do a session with the girls where we discussed puberty, nutrition, our bodies, and menstruation. 

garbage disposal

Like many communities in Belize, one of the major problems in my village was the prevalence of littering and lack of environmental values. 

home garden

Malnutrition is a significant problem being faced by many Q’eqchi Mayan communities across southern Belize. 

Andy and CPs

When discussing projects with the village council and school personnel, I suggested a Tilapia-farming project.