Malawi

Stories from Malawi

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Malawi.

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Fiorella at the front of the classroom teaching a lesson on English

At home in the U.S., I embrace my Hispanic roots deeply by eating Peruvian food, speaking Spanish to my family and peers, and simply being around other Peruvians.

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Jon poses with a group of his students outside the classroom

As he stood in front of his classmates, a proud smile stretched across Aaron’s face.

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In Malawi, we have a common saying, madzi ndi moyo, which means “Water is Life.”

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The complex interweaving of rapid climate change combined with deforestation, soil erosion, and mono-cropping has been devastating to the land that my lovely community calls home.

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Woman in blue shirt surrounded by school children from Panama

Peace Corps Response sends Volunteers on highly specialized assignments for 12 months or less. If you have a background in teaching English as a foreign language, special education, or developing training materials, these might be the positions for you!

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For the past two years, the sounds of my mornings consisted of roosters welcoming the sunrise, women chatting as they carried water back home to begin housekeeping chores, men bicycling to their fields, and students rushing down dirt paths and shortcuts, hoping to not be too late for school.

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The rural health center with which I am partnered for my service as a Community Health Volunteer in Malawi recently received a satellite dish and projector.

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If you were to see me in my community, I would most likely be walking around with a book in hand, seated at a school bench under the shade reading, or on my front porch flipping through pages of text.

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At first, I was skeptical.

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Five coworkers pose for a picture outside of their office building. They are holding a yellow sign that says "Safe Place"

If we are to eradicate HIV/AIDS from our world, we will first have to eradicate stigma in all of its many forms. This National HIV Testing Day, let’s eliminate the stigma surrounding HIV. Get tested. Know your status. Share your story.

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