Guinea

Stories from Guinea

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

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It is rice and sauce day in and day out. People warned me of what was in store before arrival but it is truly incomprehensible until you start eating leftover rice for breakfast everyday for two years.
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Binta looked down as she spoke, with her finger inching in and out of her nose. 

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Jenn Clowers and Jane Moore visit a women's artisan co-op in Niger.

Jane Moore and Jennifer Clowers share a bond beyond that of mother and daughter. They both committed themselves to Peace Corps service—with about four decades in between.

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Georgia Fourth of July

When Peace Corps Volunteers commit to 27 months of service, they're also committing to spending at least two Fourth of July holidays overseas.

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girls soccer Tanzania

Live Your Goals is a slogan of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. However, "living your goals" is more of a dream than a reality for millions of girls globally.

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Sahara Desert, 1967

The first time I was sworn in as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) was in May 1965. Fifty years later I was sworn in as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Cotonou, Benin.

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Kristine Schantz story

I left for Africa at the age of 22.

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