Liberia

Stories from Liberia

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

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Peace Corps Volunteer Tisania wondered why the young women in her community bleached their skin and straightened their hair. We are in Africa, she thought, shouldn’t a Black woman’s natural beauty be appreciated?

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smile

Like many classrooms across Liberia, mine is what you might call "spatially challenged."

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john

“I think it was a case where Liberia chose me,” shared John.

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Patty Short with clinic staff, Liberia

Nearly 30 years ago, Patty Short taught Anna Wondei Haba as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, Today, Anna serves as a Global Health Service Partnership Volunteer in Swaziland.

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konobo

Eight Peace Corps Volunteers (Apiah, Darrell, Doorey, Kara, Thomas, Maryam, Milea and Ryan ) members of the Community Economic Development (CED) committee facilitated a two day workshop on the basics of financial literacy for members of a local Savings and Credit Union club and its sister organizations.

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carol with colleague

Peace Corps means flexibility….

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Anna Haba

On a warm day in March 1988, a warm breeze was murmuring among trees and noisily sweeping dried leaves coming down the hill.

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abi dad

In an interview with Tim Wulah, father of Liberia Volunteer, Abigail, he shares highlights from his visit to Liberia, and how it impacted his life. 

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Participants after a SFS workshop

As part of Peace Corps/Liberia's continued support of the education sector, 8 regional Student-Friendly School’s (SFS) workshops addressing school-related gender-based violence were held across the country from January to May, 2017. 

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reading

Throughout orientation, I continually wondered where I would be assigned?

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