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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‘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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My Peace Corps dream began when I met a returned Peace Corps Volunteer while working as a physical therapist in Illinois.

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A watercolor painting of a group of girls gathered around an outdoor cooking space

When I set out to be a Peace Corps Volunteer, I packed art supplies that I thought would be easy to carry and could allow me to stay in touch with my creative side.

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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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