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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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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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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The Maua Mazuri girls graduating with district officials and all!

Usawa means equality in Swahili.

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Nathan Chaput, Nepal

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you'll likely have the chance to learn a new language during service — and you never know where that will lead you.

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7 current openings where you can serve with your sweetheart

Serving in the Peace Corps alongside your partner or spouse can have advantages

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