Highlights from Site Visit

Adventures In Madagascar

For training, we were able to visit our eventual sites for two weeks. I’m going to be living in a place called Ampitambe, which is a town between Tana and the East Coast. Here are the highlights from my visit. 

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1. I really understand why I am going there. Or rather why a Peace Corps Volunteer is needed. There is really not a place to buy produce there. People have to either grow their own food, or they have to travel to Moramanga (the closest large city) and go to the market there. In the US, this might seem inconsequential, but here in Madagascar, that’s a taxi-brousse fare of 1000 arairy both ways when most people live on 5000-6000 arairy a day.

2. This brings me to taxi-brousses! Taxi-brousses are an experience to say the least. Some are not bad, but the brousses that run from Ampitambe to Moramanga are…

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