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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Kinyarwanda-Rful Header

A man walks down the street 
It’s a street in a strange world
Maybe it’s the Third World
Maybe it’s his first time around.
He doesn’t speak the language
He holds no currency
He is a foreign man
He is surrounded by the sound, the sound
Cattle in the marketplace
Scatterlings and orphanages
He looks around, around
He sees angels in the architecture
Spinning in infinity
He says Amen, 

“You Can Call Me Al” - Paul Simon

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VIDEO: Making RUMPs in Rwanda

In one study of east African girls, over 50% report having missed school because of menstruation. 

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Buzz Off Malaria Header

The idea originated during an action-plan session at the 2016 Peace Corps Malaria Expo. 

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PC Rwanda Vision 2020 Header

Nestled away amidst one of Rwanda’s thousand verdant hills in a remote village, many might assume that around sunset, one rarely sees more than a passing flock of crows, an occasional roadside goat and maybe a few bicycles.  Such is the usual scene of much of rural Rwanda.  But don’t be deceived. 

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Peace Corps Rwanda Let Girls Ride

It all started with a crazy idea to ride downhill, 70 km or 45 miles, from Byumba, a northern regional town to the capital city, Kigali in Rwanda.

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Cambodia water project

Around the globe, Peace Corps Volunteers work with local counterparts to design and implement safe, affordable and sustainable water and sanitation projects.

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Locking up food security with permaculture

The United Nations created a list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, agreed upon by 193 nations, in September of 2015 with the… Read More

Literacy Lab LGL

Happy International Education Week!

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The Women’s Bakery

Bread is good and it’s found everywhere. Well, almost everywhere.

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Finding new motivations the second time around

I cannot remember exactly where we were heading – there is a good chance it was to get some chicken wings for dinner – but I remember the conversation ended with “…so I’ve decided to apply to be a Peace Corps Response Volunteer,” and my father slowly nodded his head and kept driving. 

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