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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Malawi Trainee, Jhonnie

When signing up for Peace Corps, it's best to expect the unexpected. Watch our video to find out how Malawi has gone beyond what our Combined Health, Environment, and Education Trainees were expecting.


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Justin and a community member construct a fuel-efficient cookstove

With students spectating and giggling outside of the school kitchen, I started constructing the stove, sweating and slightly nervous as this was the first stove I had constructed since my Pre-Service Training.

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Health Volunteer Emma celebrates her return to Malawi with her community by dancing

I carefully slid the photo out of my journal to show it to the man sitting next to me and explained in Chichewa that this was where I was going—to see my family.

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Three Malawian girls learn Chemistry at a STEM camp
Corey is a part of Peace Corps Malawi

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.

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Ashley stands with teachers at the STAR awards ceremony

I began my career in education as a fellow at Match Charter, teaching in a tough environment and watching expert teachers transform students’ attitudes and success in learning. After a number of years teaching English as a foreign language in public schools across the United States, I wanted to experience international education and applied to the Peace Corps.

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Dads and Daughters

Happy Father's Day to our American dads! Historically, only Mother's Day is celebrated in Malawi; this is largely due to wide-spread assumptions that mothers are the more involved parent in their children's lives. Our "Dads and Daughters" video shows that Malawian fathers also have a very important role to play as parents, and many of them are willing to encourage and support their girls. Happy unofficial Father's Day to all of the Malawian dads invested in the upbringing of their children!

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Southern Malawi Village

During my first month at site, if you would have told me that I would end up staying in Malawi much longer than my twenty-seven month service, I would have bet my life against it. 

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Education Volunteer Andrew teaches about conservation.

I never had to look far to find a face like mine.

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A Malawian couple celebrate their marriage with their community.

Have you ever wondered what a Malawian village wedding looks like? Check out this video to see a traditional ceremony our Volunteer was invited to attend in the most northern part of Malawi in Chitipa district.

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