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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Students standing in their garden after finishing their work

I was transferred to a new post towards the end of my first school year, and the transition was daunting.

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Students in California with books they wrote for children in Cameroon

Through our project, “Once Upon a Time in Cameroon” (“Il était une fois au Cameroun“), my students are adapting classic fairy tales using the regional flora and fauna of Cameroon. It is also a technical challenge: print a book that can not only stand up to the rainy season but can also be read in low light conditions.

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The people in my village survive mainly on subsistence farming. With the low income they make, they have to choose between eating, sending their children to school, or getting proper medical care. One way to help better their situation is to improve and increase their farm production.

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Back in March, four of my and former post mate’s community counterparts facilitated a Gender Based Violence seminar at our local mayor’s Office.

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In my town, energy is sporadic. A great part of the community, including students in our school, get water from the electric pump. So when electricity goes off, so does water.

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6 counterparts we're thankful for

When a Peace Corps Volunteer arrives in their host community, they’re paired with a counterpart.

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A woman sits on a rock overlooking a green landscape in Cameroon

I teach French at Flintridge Preparatory School in Los Angeles. 

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While still in its infancy in Cameroon, beekeeping has proven to be an extremely worthwhile practice among early adopters. 

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Madame Victorine Chia displays the beehive that she built after a technical session on hive construction

Situated in the hills of northwest Cameroon, Belo is a village made up of subsistence farmers primarily cultivating staple crops such as corn and beans. 

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