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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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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Peace Corps Volunteers come to service with a wide variety of skills, perspectives and life experiences.

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An older Peace Corps Volunteer shows a young girl how to use hand sanitizer. They're facing each other and their profiles are

Did you miss our Twitter Chat with Senior Corps about the ins and outs of volunteering later in life?

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Net Demo

Most of the meeting had been in Chichewa and even after living here for more than a year I still need the speaker to be talking very slowly to fully understand the topics being discussed.

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Counterparts at the Malaria Boot Camp

“If you can’t make a mistake, you can’t make anything.” – Marva Collins (1936-2015), education activist and esteemed educator

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Shakira

A few days ago I celebrated my 60th birthday in Malawi. There was no party, cake or ice cream and only a few people even knew. But it was okay because I had already received my gift.

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