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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Kale Business Camp

Turning roles, norms, and preconceptions on their head, Dieba Thiam escapes the expectations of most women in her hometown in the Tambacounda region. 

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Abby Robinet Project

From a young age we learn that water is essential to life.

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Eileen Malaria Game

Coming into Peace Corps Senegal as a Health Volunteer, I imagined myself tackling the big issues: malaria and malnutrition. 

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Malaria Theater

Grasping at her scarf nervously, Tida knew this was the moment.  Taking a deep breath, she stood gracefully and uttered her lines with conviction:

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Malaria TOT Diana

The first months of Diana’s service as a Health Volunteer were at the start of malaria season in southern Senegal. 

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Volunteer Spotlight -  Brian

Kids really do the darndest things, no matter where you are in the world.

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Jenna/Janelle Deforestation Training

“Early on, the forest here in Kolda… You could get up and go live there for a week without [anyone] having to bring food with you. There was so much food in the forest. There were so many trees...

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Devon Volunteer Spotlight

“Why would you stay another year?” “Don’t you miss being in the States and seeing your family?” “Aren’t you tired of the heat?” “Are you crazy?” 

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