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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Francis Phiri with friends

Meeting a deaf Peace Corps Volunteer convinced Francis Phiri, a young deaf man from Zambia, that international exchange was a possibility for him too.

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Volunteer Emily Hirsch teaching math in Zambia

“You teach English and mathematics? That’s unusual for Zambia,” a friendly man I met while traveling back to my site said the other day. 

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view out of a clinic window at women who will utilize the new ward

My first day in the village, I went to the rural health center to meet the staff and observe some of what they do. 

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Cambodia water project

Around the globe, Peace Corps Volunteers work with local counterparts to design and implement safe, affordable and sustainable water and sanitation projects.

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Girls Can Code! Technology Camp

About a year ago, Daniel Bevington was at the provincial house working on a Raspberry Pi. 

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A sign made by my first GRS group that they hung at school.

Where did my Peace Corps journey begin?

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Dennis Felipe Jr.

Growing up on the Pueblo of Acoma Tribal Reservation, aka “The Rez,” interactions with people consisted of my fellow tribal members and other communities around us. 

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zambia sunset

In the mornings, I wake up between 5 and 6 a.m. to swiftly roll up my sleeping bag (it’s cold season), hammock, and mosquito net, and roll out the yoga mat for some stretching.

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Girls Can Code Computer

Lodged deep in the bush off a bumpy, meandering path, you come to a clearing. 

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Rachele Lopez Chicana Africana

It was evening time and I had just finished eating dinner and settled down with a book when I heard, “Odi?” at my step. 

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