Stories from Tanzania

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

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Jeanette Sasek 2

In Tanzania, approximately 90% of households use either charcoal or firewood as cooking fuel. 

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Dapolito 03

Zabroni, my committed counterpart, and I began facilitating a nutrition Training of Trainers with four women in our village. 

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tanzania landscape

To my 200-plus midwifery students — you know who you are — this is dedicated to you and all that you have taught me during my ten months as a visitor in your beautiful country. I hope you recognize how truly special each and every one of you are.  

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Youth Health Room Under Construction
In August of 2016 my counterpart Edwin approached me with an idea of building an adolescent-friendly health room at our clinic.
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Mark Rayos 09
My family lived in Lingayen, a seaside provincial town in the Philippines peppered with rice paddies and fishponds.
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Susan Schneider 2
As a 66-year-old Peace Corps English teacher serving in Tanzania, I don’t hike as fast as my younger Volunteers…but I still hike.
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Chris Biles

Volunteer Agriculture Extension Officer Chris Biles partnered with her community to use wells, rainwater catchment and drip irrigation technology to support home gardens for better nutrition in the village of Isitu.

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Brain & Joel 3

From a student of Peace Corps to an employee of Peace Corps, what are the odds?

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Bao haliishi (mancala)

Bao is a mancala game played in East Africa, and I made a set as my first major woodworking project upon my return from Tanzania.

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PermaGarden members rinsed sweet potato leaves.

I started off my service as a math teacher. With the support of the Peace Corps’ Small Project Assistance fund, I worked with my community and created the PermaGarden Project, which made it possible to add more nutrition to student meals. 

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