Stories from Rwanda

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

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Student and PCVs gather to learn about Indoor Residual Spraying.

"Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking."
― Wangari Maathai

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3 judges of the Speak Up! competition sit at a long table viewing the front of the classroom.

The room was silent, the head judge was announcing the third-place winner in Advanced level for the second annual Speak Up! competition. It wasn’t her.

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PCV Niesha and counterpart speak to mothers in milk group.

This is a story of the transformation of 15 milk mothers to 15 community health leaders.

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BHM 2019

I recently finished reading former First Lady Michelle Obama’s stellar memoir, Becoming. In it she expressed her feelings about being an African-American in Africa when she visited Kenya with President Obama. Mrs. Obama writes: 

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A pixelated image of Elaine's hand ringing the bell

In C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, in the Voyages of the Dawn Treader, to be precise, Aslan the Great Lion declares: “You have returned for a reason.  Your adventure begins now.” 

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Peace Corps Volunteer Alex Wang, a Maternal and Child Health Volunteer in Southern Rwanda, and his health center are in the process of building 25 latrines using a Peace Corps grant for at risk families. We sat down with him to find out more about the project.

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A bean field and landscape with housing near the back of the image

Our cohort, Education 9, landed in Kigali just over a year ago.

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Peace Corps Rwanda Zipline August 2018 (7 of 11).jpg

“Support each other as girls – it’s really helpful.”

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