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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Peanuts

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.” 

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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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Literacy Lab LGL

Happy International Education Week!

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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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attaya

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

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

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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.”

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Climate-smart permagardening

Families in The Gambia, like so many across the rest of Africa, struggle with maintaining stable access to nutritious food. 

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