Ghana

Stories from Ghana

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

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Bryan Pride 4

Since I was a child, my parents ingrained in me a strong sense of service and the value of giving back.

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Community members and children gather to collect water from the solar powered filtration system.

It can take a young girl in rural Ghana about an hour to walk to and from the river to fetch water. 

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Danielle Ohemeng and her family

People in the U.S. know me as Danielle, or Dani, but my full name is Danielle Adwoa Serwah Ohemeng and my parents are from Ghana. 

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Christine Tyler always told her daughters to put their best foot forward and never let anyone tell them who they are. 

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In a small community in the Northern Region of Ghana, groups of farmers toil for hours a day, filling 50-liter cans from hand-dug mini-wells to water their garden plots by hand. 

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Brothers first, Peace Corps Volunteers second, Zane and Alex grew up with a desire to travel and serve. That desire has led them to Costa Rica and Ghana, respectively.

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Peace Corps Volunteers help Feed the Future

Imagine a world without hunger...

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Corps to Career: Deepening impact through moringa

When I joined the Peace Corps, I had just finished my undergrad and didn’t know what was next. The Peace Corps was something different, interesting and challenging. 

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Corps to Career: Learning new languages enhanced my career

I live in northern Ghana and served in a small village as a health, water and sanitation Volunteer from 2009 to 2011 before extending my service to work from the regional capital until early 2013. 

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7 current openings where you can serve with your sweetheart

Serving in the Peace Corps alongside your partner or spouse can have advantages

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