Madagascar

Stories from Madagascar

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

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Hispanic female Peace Corps volunteer review paper documents with two female community members outside in Guatemala

“I wanted to join the Peace Corps because I wished to further connect with my Latin American heritage, to exchange with another Hispanic culture and better understand the intricacies of the Latinx identity” - Yvette Garcia, a community economic development Volunteer in Dominican Republic.

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Stephanie Scribner in her classroom

World Wise Schools has been an invigorating part of my classroom for the past 20 years.

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Pamela Watkins

Though they represent less than 5% of the overall Volunteer population, Americans over the age of 50 are a valuable asset to the Peace Corps community.

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FacingNorth1

There is a tradition among Peace Corps volunteers of touring houses of worship soon after installing at site.

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mural7
Changing sites can be a scary prospect for any Volunteer. Luckily, Belén Godinez had a new site mate to steady the transition.
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EveProfile
"There's a turkey here that hates me!" says Eve Breckenridge, an Agriculture Volunteer serving in the central highlands of Madagascar. 
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Making Cultural Connections Through the Kitchen1

For many of the people in my community in rural Madagascar, I am the first African-Dominican they have met.

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breadmadagascar
The community would have been satisfied with fresh bread, but that was before Tropical Cyclone Enawo hit Madagascar’s east coast in March 2017.
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fruitsoftheseason

Few things are more particular to time and place than the fruits we eat, especially when living without paved roads or refrigerators. 

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