Malawi

Stories from Malawi

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell about their Peace Corps experience. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and serve in Malawi, the Warm Heart of Africa.

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Girl laying on hospital bed with several students surrounding and looking at her

Utilize your skills to educate emerging health care professionals and improve health care systems with Peace Corps Response.

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Malawi may soon be known around the world as one of the first countries in Africa to achieve control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. And we know Peace Corps Malawi contributes to that vision.

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Group of students in medicinal garden

The students' love for learning and for applying their new knowledge in the realm of pharmacognosy was the most rewarding.

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a basket full of red tomatoes

‘Little did I know at the time that our exchange of ideas would be the catalyst for a bigger project,’ Diego reflects.

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“This morning, we found out that we have to leave Malawi. We don’t know if we’ll be able to come back.”

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I wasn’t always proud of my heritage; it took me some time to feel comfortable identifying as Desi and Indian-American.

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It was a bright Monday afternoon in the year 2000, and a rumor was floating around amongst our staff.

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The seasons in our community don’t change with the weather but with the youth arriving for school or leaving for break.

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‘Time waits for no one, so we better make the most of each day.’ These words ring in my ears as I reflect on my time spent in Malawi.

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Ashley and Malawian counterparts huddle around rows of plant seedlings in their tree nursery

'Where are all of the trees?' I asked myself as I explored my new community with counterparts and neighbors.

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