Stories from Niger

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

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Traditionally dressed men in Niger.

Four of my boys took every chance to introduce themselves as Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Peter Townsend, and Keith Moon, finishing with, “And we are The Who.” Marilyn Monroe and Farah Fawcett always cheered.

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LEGACY STORY: We are featuring stories of Volunteers who have interesting ties to the agency. PCV, Nancy, has three generations of Peace Corps Volunteers in her family. The stories of her sister and son inspired her to join the agency and serve in Costa Rica.

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Jenn Clowers and Jane Moore visit a women's artisan co-op in Niger.

Jane Moore and Jennifer Clowers share a bond beyond that of mother and daughter. They both committed themselves to Peace Corps service—with about four decades in between.

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Heather Mangan

I couldn’t do the Peace Corps because I had student loans. I couldn’t do the Peace Corps because it would break my mother’s heart to leave for two years. I couldn’t do the Peace Corps because I was on a career path and volunteering would certainly disrupt my professional climb.

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Karen Showalter

The scents, emotions and images of my Peace Corps experience remain crisp in my mind, even as the years sneak by.

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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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Meg Garlinghouse Niger

How one RPCV rediscovered her spirit of service and landed at LinkedIn for Good

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Woman cooking with moringa

“Figure out a way you can bring home what you learned in Peace Corps,” advises Lisa Curtis, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and founder of Kuli Kuli, a business that makes nutrition bars out of moringa, a food grown in West Africa. This isn’t just advice she gives, it is a principle she lives by.

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