Uganda

Stories from Uganda

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

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Working inside a Hospital in Northern Uganda, I feel strongly about implementing a support group for youth in the community, specifically HIV positive adolescents. 

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In my role, as a Community Agribusiness Peace Corps Volunteer, I focus on child nutrition as a critical piece of my work at an orphanage in Western Uganda. At my site, we are fortunate to be surrounded by lush gardens and a variety of rich vegetation. However, ensuring that fresh produce makes it from the garden to the plate, for well-balanced meals for the students, was a point of learning for myself and the staff.

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As an Agribusiness Peace Corps Volunteer living in Uganda, I implemented a project that benefited the planet and people’s lives at the same time! This was done through a series of trainings that were implemented with the objective to reduce deforestation through introduction of new and more efficient cooking stoves.

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Jumping out of my comfort zone

I had little idea what I’d be getting into when I signed up to be a Peace Corps Response Volunteer.

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Elyse crossing the equator for the first time during her service with Peace Corps Uganda.

“You're still going.”

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Students work on computers in the newly renovated library.

Libraries make information more accessible and provide places for people of all ages to read, study and learn about the larger world. They’re also valuable as community meeting spaces and technology hubs.

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Preparing orange fleshed sweet potato

My favorite success during my Peace Corps service so far comes from my sweet potato value addition project.

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Volunteer Anna hands out bed nets to a line of Malawians.

I spent the majority of my two-year Peace Corps service in Uganda fighting the spread of malaria. After finishing my service, I knew I had started a mission that I wasn’t done with yet.

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The Mt. Elgon region is home to the world famous Arabica coffee of Uganda. The region comprises seven (7) coffee-growing districts which include Kapchorwa, Bulambuli, Sironko, Mbale, Manafwa, Bududa and Namisindwa. 

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