Stories from Senegal

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

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Several Nepalese women and one American volunteer, all in colorful clothing, sit together on a porch reading and smiling.

From rural villages to busy cities, women are the backbone of society. They are health care professionals, local organizers, inventive entrepreneurs, sustainability-minded farmers and dedicated educators.

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A female Volunteer sits outside and hold up a drawing of nutritious foods and moringa

Chaya is a micronutrient-rich, fast-growing leafy green that tastes a lot like spinach.

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A male Peace Corps Volunteer points out data points to a male Senegalese coworker.

During Senegal’s rainy season, I noticed a pressing problem at my local health post: There would often be 70 or more people waiting for treatment but with only five clinic staff, seeing every patient was a struggle.  

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Ali Gningue is drinking tea with Volunteer Madeleine in the local livestock market where he sells hay and horse feed. 

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6 counterparts we're thankful for

When a Peace Corps Volunteer arrives in their host community, they’re paired with a counterpart.

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When Volunteer Kendall first arrived in Senegal, one of the first things she noticed was the trash.

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Health Volunteer Willow talks about her service so far in our very first episode of Peace Only Podcast.

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Welcome to the Louga Region of Northern Senegal! Your complimentary camel and jug of warm milk await.

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