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Stories from Togo

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

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We are collecting photos of Volunteers throughout the decades.

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On May 19, Peace Corps held this year’s second installment of the Thought Leaders Forum, featuring three returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are leaders in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

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My religious beliefs center around service to others and following the example of Jesus Christ, who helped those in need.

A young woman riding a camel in the desert

In 1964, I was a junior at the University of Utah, engaged to be married, active in my sorority, a typical college student.

VIDEO: A day in the life in Togo
On the 8th night of Hanukkah, we played dreidel, ate latkes, and lit a menorah.

In Togo, Hanukkah is not a holiday.

Host sister smiling

"Numerous news outlets question how Norway jumped to the number one spot. . . . Who’s discussing the apparent rampant unhappiness in Togo?"

Pecadom 3

"We don’t have severe cases (of malaria) to refer anymore. With PECADOM+ mortality is reduced."

Host Family

"The chant of 'go and come' is as common as the rows of corn planted in each farm."

Students in front of school
Kara Sunset

"All together it opened my eyes, opened my heart to a greater world and gives me courage to continue what we do."

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"Since coming to Peace Corps, I've learned that development really needs to come from the people. And so I want to be involved in developing people."

EcoAction in Field

Amedeka be asi mekpea adido do o: One person cannot embrace a Baobob tree. 

Camp Joie 15
“I am not ‘handicapped’, I am awesome.”
Cate and Kelsi on the Camino de Santiago

A friendship between returned Volunteer Cate (Togo 2005-07) and current Volunteer Kelsi (Tonga 2016-18) grew through letter writing and a shared love of art. The weekly exchange of letters has helped encourage Kelsi during her service.

Jenn Clowers and Jane Moore visit a women's artisan co-op in Niger.

Jane Moore and Jennifer Clowers share a bond beyond that of mother and daughter. They both committed themselves to Peace Corps service—with about four decades in between.

Life After Loss

Societies all over the world “can force a jarring new identity on a woman whose husband has died: pariah, exile, nuisance, martyr, prey”

Making a difference every day: Alpha Phi Alpha leads to Peace Corps service in Togo

Kyree Rollins has often been the first to accomplish things in his life.