The Gambia

Stories from The Gambia

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

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Returned Volunteers leverage Peace Corps service to improve communities at home.

Two Gambian women sit outside at a market selling oranges.

My project as an Agriculture Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa is to teach gardening and tree planting methods to students in grades seven through twelve.

VIDEO: A day in the life in The Gambia
A lesson on pumpkins, wastefulness and abundance from The Gambia

I think of pumpkins and can’t help but think of her. 

SARJO: A Peace Corps The Gambia Anniversary Story

For 50 years, Peace Corps has been working alongside Gambians to make a sustainable, lasting impact in The Gambia.

I first heard of the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools program and was immediately intrigued. 

How I used trees to encourage female financial independence

It’s cashew season again!

VIDEO: Hospitality in The Gambia

Volunteer Taylor Peliska gives us a taste of hospitality in The Gambia. 


When you tell people you are going to the Peace Corps, they joke about all the things you like but won't be able to eat: “Better get your McDonald's, haha.” 

7 current openings where you can serve with your sweetheart

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

Literacy Lab LGL

Happy International Education Week!

reusable menstrual pads The Gambia

When Habbie first got her period, she was clueless about what was happening to her body.

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Feed the Future & the Peace Corps: Taking food security efforts to the grassroots level

On the side of a dusty Gambian road, Peace Corps Volunteer Tre’ Giles sits outside of a bitik on a hand-carved wooden stool. 

Hawa opens her mouth wide and laughs in that way of hers that is so infectious I can’t help but laugh as well. 

OpenStreetMap Day at Kennedy School

“Thank you so much for coming to our class.  I want to keep doing this so I can help people in poor countries.”