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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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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Janet in her community

I sat at the airport preparing to leave the U.S.A. for Malawi, and all I could think was that I couldn’t believe I had actually made it. I would soon be a Peace Corps Volunteer.

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Cody at GLOW Camp
"You will never have another experience like Peace Corps."
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Budala Women’s Group

When Anna Mansfield moved from Idaho to a rural Malawian village to serve in the Peace Corps, she looked for ways to use her skills to benefit the grassroots work already happening in her community.

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Jenn with Lira on her back
Eight in the morning on a Sunday. Nothing but the sounds of birds and my neighbors beginning their day.
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