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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Participants of the Intensive Management and Improved Genetics in Goats workshop gather outside for a photo.

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, there are myriad challenges to overcome. 

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Peace Corps Volunteers help Feed the Future

Imagine a world without hunger...

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Kiwi Plantation Training

The District of Lamjung is suffering from what the local agricultural technicians term "citrus decline." According to local residents, the area used to have healthy citrus orchards, from which many farmers obtained both improved nutrition from eating and income from selling fruit. 

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Doing a handwashing demonstration with Jhabindra

36 years ago, in the Nepali year of 2038 and Gregorian year of 1981, a man named David walked into Jhabindra Neupane’s 5th grade classroom.

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PCV Garrett

Located in the middle hills of Far Western Nepal, Volunteer Garret Morris’s village is certainly on the rise. With great road and market access and attention from various non-government organizations (NGOs) as well as Nepali government programs, the village has seen substantial development in the past few years.

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Bio-Intensive Gardening in Nepal

Watch this 18-minute video on living and working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal. Currently, we have 55 PCVs working as Food Security Volunteers, spread across eight districts in Nepal

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Mushroom Project in Nepal

Volunteer Sarah Anderson’s village development committee (VDC) is located in the Far West of Nepal and is very large with 37 mothers groups and 13,500 people. 

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Nathan Chaput, Nepal

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you'll likely have the chance to learn a new language during service — and you never know where that will lead you.

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Leading a Water Conservation and Biodiversity training in my village.

It is a chilly February morning and my breath rolls out in white puffs, mirroring the early fog that crawls through the valley below. 

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Camp GROW Kavita

At 5’1”, Kavita – a 15-year-old Dalit girl with round cheeks who studies at my local government school – stands only a few inches smaller than the rest of her family. Although shy, Kavita’s an astute observer, often picking up on little details in the world around her that others would have missed. 

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