Zambia

Stories from Zambia

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

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The Peace Corps offers a wide variety of service opportunities abroad.

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By Anna Brettmann

In my Zambian village, I was known as Lumuuno which means peace. I was there under the Rural Aquaculture Promotion (RAP) Project and observed that cattle was the main source of livelihood for the people in my rural community.

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Three people stand together outside. The woman on the left and the man in the middle are wearing graduation gowns

When I was in high school, my friend confided in me that she wanted to join the Peace Corps. I didn’t know what it was; I thought it was a branch of the military.

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Hispanic female Peace Corps volunteer review paper documents with two female community members outside in Guatemala

September 15 to October 15 is nationally recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Day one in my Zambian village, the cat was out of the bag about my religion.

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This is part of a series of Q&As with returned Peace Corps Volunteers who identify as first-generation college students and/or new Americans. Learn how they navigated the challenges of the decision-making process and service abroad.

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This is part of a series of Q&As with returned Peace Corps Volunteers who identify as first-generation college students and/or new Americans. Learn how they navigated the challenges of the decision-making process and service abroad.

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For #PeaceCorpsWeek, we are featuring stories of Volunteers who have interesting ties to the agency. Costa Rica PCV, Kirby, comes from a long line of Peace Corps Volunteers.

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Colby with host mum

We think big and, therefore, expect to make a big difference. My dad, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer once said, “Keep your expectations small, you’ve done your job if you impact one person.”

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This is the fourth in a series of Q&As with returned Peace Corps Volunteers who identify as first-generation college students and/or new Americans. Learn how they navigated the challenges of the decision-making process and service abroad.

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