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Stories from Kenya

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

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Chris Johansen applied his experience in business planning and fundraising to set up a Kenyan community store for success, not knowing that 30 years later he would complete similar work for a Namibian egg farm — this time entirely from home.

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I joined the Peace Corps very young, at 22 years old and spent my next three birthdays having the most impactful experience of my life.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted learning in schools, one Volunteer made a difference by teaching deaf children in Kenya and training their teachers online.

Megan Browder and Beaded Masai Women

Megan Browder worked in the Maasai Mara region, where she helped a community establish a women self-help group through a small table banking club.


As Peace Corps commemorated its 60th anniversary, a virtual panel discussion was held on March 3 with returned Volunteers who were personally impacted by President John F. Kennedy, who established the agency in 1961.

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I was a 7 year old in Detroit when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I can still remember my teacher screaming and crying after hearing the news.

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Returned Volunteers leverage Peace Corps service to improve communities at home.

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As a child of immigrants let me tell you: there is a comfort in being surrounded by people that look like you and, even more so, when they are using your language.

Male Peace Corps Volunteer stands outside a school, signing to deaf students.

From serving as role models to engaging in secondary projects, Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Peace Corps Volunteers often bring valuable perspectives and skills to their host communities.

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Ever since I was a kid, I thought about joining the Peace Corps.

A deaf student works on his poster for an HIV/AIDS prevention art contest
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Happy International Education Week!

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Peace Corps Volunteers trek through mountains, deserts, fields, rainforests and rivers to get to their service sites. Here’s what commuting looks like for 11 Volunteers and returned Volunteers around the world.

VIDEO: What did learning a language do for you?

You’re probably familiar with Spanish and French, but what about Sesotho, Malagasy, Khmer or Thai?

My experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer was the most important transformational moment in my life, particularly because it provided me with a foundation for my career in public health.

VIDEO: Stomping out malaria goes local

Volunteers are making a difference for people in host communities by working across Africa to prevent malaria, educate and support people who are afflicted or at risk.