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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Mosque in my community

To say I was nervous would be an understatement. 

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In her community, Peace Corps Liberia Education Volunteer Kayla sees, experiences, and fights against gender inequalities in community, school, and secondary projects. 

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Big Belly

In Liberian English, pregnant women are referred to as big bellies. It is not an insult nor is it uncommon to hear someone greet a pregnant woman in the community by calling “big belly, how everyting?”

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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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