Guatemala

Stories from Guatemala

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

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In 2016, my husband Clint and I left our jobs and our home of almost 25 years behind in California to serve for the first time as Peace Corps Volunteers in Guatemala.

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For #PeaceCorpsWeek, we are featuring stories of Volunteers who have interesting ties to the agency. Costa Rica PCV, Kirby, comes from a long line of Peace Corps Volunteers.

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Hannah Gdalman 1

My journey to where I am today—a Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellow—began when I was about 12 and first learned about the Peace Corps. 

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The work of a Peace Corps Volunteer varies based on their assigned project, the volunteer’s prior experiences, and of course, the community one is placed in. It is perhaps the latter that affects our work the most.

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Guatemala is a country full of lush scenery, fertile volcanic soil and intense cultural preservation.

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Camp participants of Campamento Lucero in Aguacatan respond to questions on HIV transmission and prevention.

After six months of fervent planning, collaborating and excitement, the first day of the inaugural Campamento Lucero: Girls’ Empowerment Camp had finally come, involving participants representing eight different communities across the municipality of Aguacatán. 

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Kay Davis is a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala.

Kay Davis, a native of Maine, is a 72-year-old maternal and child health Volunteer in Guatemala. 

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