Nepal

Stories from Nepal

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

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A Nepali mother and her children in the courtyard of their home.

I remember her smiling up at me one evening. The light was fading in the sky, and the Dhorpatan hills out beyond the village were turning blue in the gathering dark. The stars would be out soon, and maybe a moon. She laughed as she swatted the ox with a short stick, urging him into the barn for the night. “He is my husband,” she joked, slapping the black haunches again, “Isn’t he handsome?”

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The Peace Corps offers a wide variety of service opportunities abroad.

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Everywhere, food brings people together. Participating in the daily rituals around food—whether growing, preparing, cooking, or eating it—is an essential part of the Volunteer experience in communities abroad. Here, Volunteers share the food traditions that made their service special.

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A Peace Corps Volunteer sits with her visiting father in her village home.

My father’s story is one of those that defy the adage “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” He fell off his family tree in a small town in Michigan and then rolled. He rolled into the Navy at 17.

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This is the first in a series of Q&As with returned Peace Corps Volunteers who identify as first-generation college students and/or new Americans. Learn how they navigated the challenges of the decision-making process and service abroad.

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Picture of Doctor Bishnu Maya Pariyar

I was brought into the world destined for disadvantage and lifelong discrimination.

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One Small Himalayan Village secures their future through investment in fruit tree diversification and Orchard Establishment.

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Green hills in Nepal

In a sweltering training hall, Sarita wanders among rows of women bent over the colorful kurtas that she is teaching them to sew.

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Rice planting in rural Nepal is perhaps the most significant agricultural event of the year.

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