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Stories from Malawi

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell about their service. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and serve in Malawi, the Warm Heart of Africa.

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Colorful cloth from a Liberian market

I do not remember why I first applied to join the Peace Corps.

Celebrating and sharing history and cultures: Finding passion through service in Malawi

When Nyassa Kollie’s father thinks about his childhood and the hurdles he overcame in pursuit of his education, he replays the voices of encouragement telling him that he could do anything, even earn a doctorate in chemistry. 

Members of the Malawi IV cohort gather in L.A. for a 50 year reunion.

In 1964, a group of 21-year-olds volunteered to make a difference in this world.

I Am Peace Corps Malawi: Anya

In our "I Am Peace Corps Malawi" video series, we introduce you to the individuals who are working in the field here in The Warm Heart of Africa. Tune in each month to meet a current or former Volunteer and hear about their projects,  what they love about Malawi, and what makes their service unique.  

One sweet potato at a time

Last year, I was able to implement my first big project in Malawi: my orange-fleshed sweet potato project.

Nyassa Kollie, Malawi

We asked Peace Corps Volunteers, "What do you wish Americans knew about your country of service?"

A beautiful landscape view over a Peace Corps Volunteer's village

Driving up to my Peace Corps site in Malawi reminds me of the drive to my grandparents' home in the Sierras. 

A Peace Corps Volunteer stands proudly with her Camp Glow participants under a banner.

On most days, Memory is hesitant to get up in the mornings. 

Community health nursing students

I arrived in Malawi over three months ago, fulfilling a wish I have had since returning from my first experience as a traditional Peace Corps Volunteer: to work as a nurse in the global health setting.

World AIDS Day GHSP Malawi

The central hospital where I serve as a Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Volunteer in Malawi serves as a referral center for a large part of the country. 

More than just a garden

Mishek Kaonga is unlike any Malawian I have ever met. 

Dylan Cottrell parents

When I was just seven years old, my parents took me on my first international trip.

Legacy Project: Wictor Songazaudzu Sajeni, former Minister of Education in Malawi

“We are all human beings and we should help each other to solve problems from the other side of the globe.”

Legacy Project: Chief Justice of Malawi Anastasia Msosa (Ret.)

From a rural village, Anastasia Msosa became the first female Chief Justice of Malawi. 

Maternal and child health ward

It’s 7:30 a.m. and mothers begin to gather under a shelter at a health center in southern Malawi. 

Finding 'The Warm Heart of Africa' in a Malawian hospital

Malawi is sometimes called “The Warm Heart of Africa” and, after nine months here, I have found this to be true. 

Yi Peng

From the traditional (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah) to the fun (Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day) and the obscure (Roadkill Cook-off, Burning Man, the Gilroy Garlic Festival), Americans celebrate many different festivals with friends, family and strangers alike.

Mike Buckler Corps to Career

Peace Corps Malawi was the most influential experience of my life. 

VIDEO: What did learning a language do for you?

You’re probably familiar with Spanish and French, but what about Sesotho, Malagasy, Khmer or Thai?