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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Growing up in the Deep South, there was this mantra that surrounded me constantly: “I’m trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents.”

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11 interesting volunteer opportunities for 12 months or less

Peace Corps Response offers volunteer opportunities for experienced professionals to serve in communities around the world. 

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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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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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