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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“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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Chrystian's home sits peacefully and quietly in the middle of the vast cornfields that cover the central region of Malawi. This relaxing abode is situated just a hop, skip, and a jump from stunning Lake Malawi.

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I stood in the middle of the maize field as the sun set. The sky was painted in brilliant colors above me while I wandered through the field, phone in hand, searching for signal.

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When I left our training village after 9 weeks of Pre Service Training, I was not sure when I would see my host family again.

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Sometimes it’s the quiet and unassuming ones, the ones who never brag, who rise to the top. Shadreck Gondwe is one of those such students.

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