Stories from Namibia

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

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6 counterparts we're thankful for

When a Peace Corps Volunteer arrives in their host community, they’re paired with a counterpart.

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Clarice with her Namibian mother and sisters at their house.

During my pre-service training, I spent three weeks living in a village in Oshana Region, learning Oshikwanyama and practicing teaching science.

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The learners at the primary school in my village prepare for a dance competition.

As a college student, I made sure I never missed out on anything.

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My host siblings and I using extra equipment found around our homestead to create a fence for our soon to be garden.

I enjoy gardening.

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snow in the desert namibia

How do you select gifts for a family you’ve never met?

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Nyassa Kollie, Malawi

We asked Peace Corps Volunteers, "What do you wish Americans knew about your country of service?"

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Meme Lougha at the craft workshop

Meme Lougha Ihuhuwa is a San woman who lives in northern, rural Namibia, and has been working with Omba Arts Trust, my Peace Corps project, for several years as a craft producer. 

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Paul Menard

In honor of Older Americans Month, the Peace Corps commends those who defy expectations of age and pursue the next chapter of their lives by making a difference overseas.

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