After the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, Rebecca Monnier is getting her second chance at being a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia.
The Bellevue, Nebraska, native departed June 6 for Liberia to begin her two-year service as an education volunteer. Monnier, 24, is actually returning to Peace Corps Liberia, having arrived in country nearly two years prior. However, after just seven weeks in country, the agency suspended its program due to the Ebola epidemic. Her service was over before it even started.
“Honestly from the moment I landed in the U.S., I knew I wanted to go back,” Monnier said. “After praying about it and starting the application several times I decided I really wanted to go back to Liberia and was willing to wait for the opportunity to go back.” Continue reading “Returned Peace Corps Volunteer returns to Liberia after Ebola outbreak”