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Stories from Malawi

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

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Although I have had a very rewarding career, nothing has been so consistently and professionally gratifying as my work as an AHP nurse educator.

Bamboo Seedlings in tubes fill the frame

Malawian communities utilize bamboo for a range of livelihood activities. However, due to unsustainable use of forest resources, bamboo has become scarcer than ever.

Two Peace Corps Volunteers stand together at Close of Service.

I was sweaty and dirty, but smiling. I might not have been with the person I loved the most, but I was doing the thing I loved the most: working in malaria prevention.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.