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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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The Peace Corps continued its Thought Leaders series with a virtual gathering on July 21. Four returned Volunteers — all professionals in technology — provided their viewpoints on leveraging technology to maximize effects in socioeconomic development, and how Peace Corps Volunteers can shape global development.

Mama Angelena and Brianna Maltez
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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.

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.

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.

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.


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


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



When you give a girl a menstrual pad, she lives a normal life four out of four weeks a month. She goes to school, she plays soccer. And when you teach a girl about her body, she’s empowered to take control of it.

Joy in the classroom in Mozambique

It may be rare, but I actually knew I wanted to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer before I became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

VIDEO: Hospitality in Mozambique

Volunteers Courtney Johnson and Anthony Muron teach us about Mozambique's culture of sharing, or servido. 

Singing from Mozambique to Mongolia

I’m so proud!! I’m totally having a teacher moment right now.

Literacy Lab LGL

Happy International Education Week!

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In 2013, while serving as a community health Volunteer in northern Mozambique, I met a young boy named Micha.