Miss Zoe

Before departing for Namibia, I was asked time and time again what my job here would be. While I knew I would be working in the Community Economic Development (CED) sector, I knew nothing beyond that. Literally nothing. Assuming I would be helping with small businesses in one way or another, that’s what I told people –…

Ask Me Anything Pt. I

It has already been over a month since I last posted, and I’m not really sure when/how that happened. Time feels different here, I swear. The days seem long, but weeks (and months, apparently) seem to fly by. I decided to crowdsource this blog post and ask my Facebook friends what questions they had about…

Life ‘Round Here

I’ve been at site for a month now, and it really feels like home. I know (almost all) my co-worker’s names, I’ve met my neighbors, I’ve semi-joined a netball team and I’m no longer afraid to ride in a taxi alone – even if I still can’t tell them how to get to my house….

Home Sweet Home

It happened! After 9 weeks of intensive pre-service training, our group of 14 trainees were sworn in as US Peace Corps volunteers! The ceremony took place in Okahandja and we were joined by the Ambassador to Namibia as well as a member of Parliament. Not only did we take the official oath, but each language…