Stories from Cameroon

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

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Alexander Schwartz

I remember it like it was yesterday. 

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When I got to my village, a sleepy town of 500 nestled in the mountains of the Adamawa, I was shocked to find out that the HIV/AIDS prevalence in the health area was 9.1%.

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My town is a place where HIV, gender equality, and health decision making are rarely discussed in a public forum.

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At my former site, schools were unexpectedly closed for a time. Because adolescents were not attending school, the local hospital noticed an increase of early pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

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Living at his post and receiving  supplementary Peace Corps training,  Health Volunteer Anthony decided to train peer educators in his community

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Farmers during practical training

In partnership with a local NGO, Agriculture Volunteer Jonathan implemented a project that aims to increase farmers' income while maintaining soil fertility.

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Girls presenting the app

When English teacher Laura decided to sign up seven girls at her high school for the “Technovation Challenge,” she knew it would be a true challenge

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Peace Corps Volunteers help Feed the Future

Imagine a world without hunger...

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Widows group marching on the IWD

Madame Yvette was not the first person to knock on my door, saying she wanted to be my friend. She was, however, the first person to do so with a vision of what that friendship should look like.

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A native of Batouri, Cameroon, Gabriel Noa Tsala works with Peace Corps Volunteers to improve agricultural and business systems in his community.

I first started working with Peace Corps Volunteers in August 2013. 

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