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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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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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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Permagardening club

When I first began teaching, Domina was very shy, her attendance was rare, and she could not even say, ‘Hi, how are you?’ in English.

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Jane leading a session on malaria prevention

With a facility catchment population of over 24,000 spread out among 100 villages, promoting healthy behaviors that prevent disease can be a challenge in Volunteer Jane’s community.

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OFSP vines

It all began while I was away.

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Lake Malawi
It’s late November, the end of dry season, and the river is at its lowest mark, more a jumble of sticks and sand-covered rocks than a river.
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