Childhood in Tanzania

This week’s blogging challenge is “Details.” I wanted to zoom in on something that’s fascinated me since arrival: Childhood in Tanzania. Pre-birth: In SoHi, pregnancy is a secret. Whenever I’ve brought it up to neighbors or counterparts, they laugh at me and change the subject. Birth: According to Mama Deo, the next village over has … More Childhood in Tanzania

How to Find a Counterpart in the Peace Corps (plus a Counterpart Spotlight)

by Christina Before joining Peace Corps, I worried about how I was going to find a counterpart. We only had three months between heading to site and regathering for our first training. How could I meet a new person, determine if we’d get along, assess their motivation levels, test their availability, and decide to spend … More How to Find a Counterpart in the Peace Corps (plus a Counterpart Spotlight)

A Tour of Our House

Welcome to our Peace Corps Tanzania home! We hope you enjoy this video tour of our house and courtyard. Part One (Inside): Part Two (Outside): Questions What is your neighborhood like? We live between the primary and nursery schools alongside five teachers. In Tanzania, most teachers are assigned from outside communities, so the local government … More A Tour of Our House