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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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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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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rachel holtzman nepal

The past two weeks at site have been a reminder of one of my central goals for joining the Peace Corps: to get my hands dirty.

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Priya and host family

When I signed up for the Peace Corps, I knew I was going to miss a lot of holidays and family events back in the United States. 

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Here, school students in Nepal pack out tree seedlings.

Peace Corps Volunteer Steven Fosher recently completed a tree plantation project in his Nepali community that reached 2,000 people, planting 12,000 trees. 

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Lesotho sunrise

Whether you're a Volunteer in Cameroon or Cambodia, Jamaica or Georgia, Tonga or Togo, there is one constant of Peace Corps service: you're going to see some pretty awesome sunrises.

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Heading to Nepal — in 1962

At just 18 years old, Jane Gore packed her bags, said goodbye to her friends, family and classmates at the University of Illinois, and headed to Washington, D.C., to begin training as part of the first group of Nepal Peace Corps Volunteers. 

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