Mozambique

Stories from Mozambique

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

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It was a hot afternoon as I watched the Peace Corps truck drive away, bouncing down the dirt road and kicking up clouds of rust-colored dust. I was suddenly alone at my new Peace Corps site in Mozambique.

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Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mozambican government made the decision to close schools and community centers to protect children and help slow the spread of the virus.

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White American enjoys a snack with Mozambican colleagues and friends.

When Lee Kirby made the decision to join the Peace Corps, he didn’t only worry about how he might fit into a community somewhere on the other side of the world, he also worried about how other Peace Corps volunteers might view him. Kirby hadn’t transitioned to being physically male and still presented as female.

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All Peace Corps Volunteers get asked for a success story when reporting their activities at site and every time I am faced with this request, I hesitate.

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VIDEO: This video depicts what it is like to spend three months training to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique.

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I would have never imagined myself sitting under a mango tree a thousand miles away from home, eating a mountain of traditional Thanksgiving food and Mozambican food on the same plate.

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In Mozambique, and around the world, April is a month dedicated to raising awareness about malaria.

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When we think of the term “chefe” or “boss,” more often than not we imagine that person as a man.

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