Malawi

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.

41–50 of 121 results

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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
Conor with his homestay family

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

Read More
Madiera Dennison is a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi.

In Malawi I live in Chitipa, the farthest northern district bordering both Tanzania and Zambia.

Read More
barbershop

My Peace Corps journey began in March 2013 when I left my home in Arkansas for the warm heart of Africa – Malawi.

Read More
Malawian farmers stand proudly in front of their food garden crops

“Will you help us?” That is the question that accompanies most of the conversations that I have every day, but as a decided idealist, I try my best to always say yes. Life in Malawi can be a challenge, but more often than not it is a rewarding country to live and work in. 

Read More
Malawian women with colorful skirts gather to welcome new Trainees outside of a school house

I was raised in a progressive household in a progressive country by progressive parents who fought to afford me the best opportunities possible. 

Read More