Eswatini

Stories from Eswatini

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

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Girl laying on hospital bed with several students surrounding and looking at her

Utilize your skills to educate emerging health care professionals and improve health care systems with Peace Corps Response.

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Traditionally dressed Swazi people in a Peace Corps Volunteer's community.

After two years living with my Swazi family in a very rural community, my life in the city is an adjustment.

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I walked into a superb library. With the support of the school, Ms. Dlamini, Makhonza's High School librarian began transforming the library in 2012.

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According to a recent World Bank study, about 24% of girls in Eswatini between the ages of 15-19 have had children or are currently pregnant. It has also been reported that 56.6% of youth in the country are living in poverty.

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Four Asian American women stand side by side in a kitchen. They are cooking together.

As a Vietnamese American returned Peace Corps Volunteer, my experience serving from 2013-2016 in Swaziland, a small landlocked country in southern Africa, was incredibly unique.

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She Power has been planned to encourage and support creativity in a way that produces income-generating products and new skills for their girls as well as unleash the creative expression, new motivation and an “I care” within their spirits.

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Several Nepalese women and one American volunteer, all in colorful clothing, sit together on a porch reading and smiling.

From rural villages to busy cities, women are the backbone of society. They are health care professionals, local organizers, inventive entrepreneurs, sustainability-minded farmers and dedicated educators.

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Sharing a meal

She then stunned me with her next sentence: " I wish we could stay longer in eSwatini..."

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Girls4Health

Here’s a fact: Adolescent girls and young women ages 15-24 are the most at risk population for acquisition of HIV here in Eswatini.

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