Benin

Stories from Benin

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

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commute jordan

Peace Corps Volunteers trek through mountains, deserts, fields, rainforests and rivers to get to their service sites. Here’s what commuting looks like for 11 Volunteers and returned Volunteers around the world.

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mapping benin

Tayíri panna weìma nà hùàga, ííó? 

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love marriage and peace corps

The village where I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania was poor by every standard. But oh my, did they know how to throw a great party.

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Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Rachel Leeds poses with a group of community health worker in Benin, following the completion

Since 1990, extraordinary progress has been made to improve maternal and child health. 

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Guatemala smile

Sometimes all it takes is one smile to make a Volunteer feel right at home.

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Hula hooping for HIV awareness

To celebrate World AIDS Day (December 1) this past year, in coordination with my health center, we hosted a "Test and Treat" day. 

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Benin moringa

One of the most exciting aspects of my role as the West Africa Food Security Coordinator for Peace Corps/Benin is watching new Peace Corps Volunteers discover the West African culture and cuisine. 

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girls soccer Tanzania

Live Your Goals is a slogan of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. However, "living your goals" is more of a dream than a reality for millions of girls globally.

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Sahara Desert, 1967

The first time I was sworn in as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) was in May 1965. Fifty years later I was sworn in as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Cotonou, Benin.

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