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Since its establishment in 1967, nearly 2000 American volunteers have served with Peace Corps Lesotho, today about 90 volunteers work in all ten of Lesotho’s districts on long-term development needs in three key program areas: 1) Education 2) Community health 3) Economic development.

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    Water is a big deal in Lesotho. A very big deal.

    September 26, 2012

    On the big-picture side The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) is a massive Government program resulting from a treaty signed in 1986 which was an agreement to sell water from the Lesotho mountain areas to South Africa.  Visit their website at  for project details.   In addition to financial and hydroelectric power benefits the LHWP has been instrumental in the formation of the beautiful Ts’ehlanyane National Park.   From the LHWP website:…

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    Juliana’s going home

    After more than two years, in two weeks I’m going back home, but in many ways I am starting over, leaving my home.  My life back in the U.S. is such an extreme contrast…

    July 29, 2012
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    One Love?

    When teaching about preventing HIV, probably the main issue we volunteers come up against is multiple concurrent partners. Many people I’ve talked to here say it’s just part of the culture, which sounds like…

    April 16, 2012
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    50 Chickens! Likhoho li teng!

    After months of delay we finally got our layer chickens. The gardens of the community centre have also really started to grow. The chickens are going to provide eggs for the orphans and needy…

    February 5, 2012
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    Ha Mali Community Center Opening

    Last week we had the new community center opening, and it was a big success!  After a very busy couple weeks of preparation and postponements, we finally were able to open the center and…

    January 10, 2012
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    Kea Kula – Donkey Transport!

    I recently got some pretty severe blisters on both feet. And while not a serious injury, the blisters were bad enough that I couldn’t really walk, and was reduced to hobbling around painfully. Through…

    November 28, 2011
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    Our Ha Mali Community Center

    Juliana Fulton   We are only a month away from opening the Ha Mali Community Center!  The idea for its creation came from hearing all the different problems facing the families in my village when…

    November 2, 2011
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    Journal Excerpt from Sept. 1

    Well I’ve been super busy, with 2-4 things to do every day for these past couple weeks. Today I had a meeting about the community centre in the morning (and building a seed bed)…

    September 28, 2011
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    What 24% HIV+ Really Means

    When I first signed up for my Peace Corps assignment, all that I was told was that I’d be in Lesotho, working with communities on HIV/AIDS. I was very excited about living in Lesotho,…

    September 1, 2011
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