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    Lesotho Culture

    I’m asking for…

    July 2, 2013

    I hear it almost every day, in almost every village.  “I’m asking for sweets”, “I’m asking for money”, or… food, a job, your earrings, boots, bag, etc… It’s called out from the hillsides as I walk along the roadway or it’s something someone says as they walk past me.  Over and over, day after day.   The first few times I was so concerned and confused, I wanted to help but not to give in an inappropriate manner; also I never…

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  • Lesotho Culture

    Cuisine of the Mountain Kingdom

    Inspired by Ska Mirriam’s international award winning cookbook, Cuisine of the Mountain Kingdom, this month is all about the queen of lijo tsa Basotho, (Basotho Food), Corn or Maize as it’s called here.  We’re…

    May 1, 2013
  • Lesotho Culture

    History of Weaving in Lesotho

    There is a long history of weaving in Lesotho.  At the nearby Leribe Craft Center we found this photo proudly honoring “the pioneers of spinning and weaving in Lesotho” at St. Mary’s Craft School…

    April 4, 2013
  • Lesotho Culture

    It’s peach season in Lesotho

    I’m starting to hear voices from the trees again. When I heard it last year I was astonished, now I know it means something wonderful.  It’s peach season! Our area of Lesotho is thick…

    February 27, 2013
  • Lesotho Culture

    Christmas in Lesotho

    This month our Village Life column is from M’e Mantai Musa.  M’e Mantai is the Maliba Trust’s Community Liaison Trainee.  She lives in the neighbouring village of Ha Mali and runs the Saturday youth…

    December 6, 2012
  • Lesotho Culture

    Never a dull moment in Lesotho…

    It’s surprising how many death defying events can occur on a regular basis here. And not just the routine risks that come with working with kids who live on the edge from the time…

    November 29, 2012
  • Lesotho Culture

    World Wide Schools and Pen Pal Programs

    One of very enjoyable parts of Peace Corps service is the opportunity to connect students from various countries through the World Wide Schools (WWS) program.  As noted in the WWS Match Handbook, “The program…

    August 29, 2012
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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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