Swaziland

Stories from Swaziland

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

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Catherine’s students with Vusu

Swaziland has the world’s highest estimated rate of HIV, with 28 percent of adults infected. The disease has had a devastating effect on the country, stunting the economy, overwhelming the health system and exacerbating other challenges including poverty and gender inequality.

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Patty Short with clinic staff, Liberia

Nearly 30 years ago, Patty Short taught Anna Wondei Haba as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, Today, Anna serves as a Global Health Service Partnership Volunteer in Swaziland.

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Nate and his babies

As a volunteer, I wanted to find a way of improving the quality of life for those with disabilities in my community.

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Anna Haba

On a warm day in March 1988, a warm breeze was murmuring among trees and noisily sweeping dried leaves coming down the hill.

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Princess Dancing

My girls told me to sing.

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STEM Swaziland

As I walk up the dirt path to my bus stop, I’m greeted by the bomake (women) already there waiting.  Their tattered dresses are perfectly washed and ironed.

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Business Class Graduates

When I arrived in my community in Northern Swaziland, I wasn’t sure how I would be occupying myself for the next two years. 

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Classroom Teaching

After two months of in-country pre-service training, I had some ideas of what I thought would be good projects to implement once I arrived in my community.

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Swaziland Backdrop

In a community on the edge of a mountain range in the tiny kingdom of Swaziland, I have had a home for the past two years. Fresh fruit is abundant here; I mark the seasons not by the calendar, but by the colorful edibles that paint the landscape.

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Zach Teaching

I hoped to have them see their own education as an investment in themselves, not just a place to go and listen to a teacher.

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