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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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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rain madagascar

Mother nature and I have been playing a game.

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Anyone hoping for an expenses-paid vacation to Senegal would have been disappointed, but for Health Volunteer Anna Lehmann, the Malaria Bootcamp in Dakar was a chance to geek-out with other Volunteers serving across the African continent.  
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Lychee Tree

“Omeo lychee ai!”

“Give me lychees.”

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Tim Madecasse

‘Continuation of Service’ is a series of interviews between current Peace Corps Madagascar Volunteers and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who service in Madagascar has led them to careers which allow them to continue to carry out Peace Corps’ first goal: to help Madagascar meet their need for trained men and women.

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radishes madagascar

Success tastes crisp, peppery, and spicy. Or at least it does today.

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latrine madagascar

Peace Corps Volunteer Michael is working with his community in Madagascar to change the way people see poop. He’d prefer if they didn’t see it at all.

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Monfils Climb

On a recent commute, I felt so claustrophobic I wanted to jump out the window. 

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Staff Spotlight, Peace Corps Madagascar
Volunteers' successes – big or small – wouldn’t be possible without the tireless efforts of Peace Corps Madagascar’s staff.
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PCVs Simi, Lynette, and Jason.

What does it mean to be black in Peace Corps Madagascar? Patience. I have to be patient and go with the flow. Everyday I change people’s minds about what it means to be a foreigner, and I make them think about what the rest of the world looks like.

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