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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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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Cameron practicing with her community's choir

At a recent Peace Corps training, we were told that “life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” This saying really struck me in its deep connection to my service.

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Conor with his homestay family

Serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi offers a series of contrasts to life in the United States.

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