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Category: Lesotho Stories

Stories that draw upon both the culture and daily life in Lesotho

Christmas 2013: Caring for mums and babies in Lesotho.

Christmas 2013: Caring for mums and babies in Lesotho.

A pregnant charity worker from London has experienced first-hand what the challenges are in pregnancy and birth for mums to be in Lesotho, Africa. While six months pregnant with her third child, Katharine Hamilton, 43, visited St James’ Hospital, in Mantsonyane, Lesotho, to see its work with new mothers and their babies. The hospital is located high in the mountains of Lesotho where the temperature in winter is very cold, and the terrain is rough and barren.

Bucket List: Pony Trek – Malealea, Lesotho, Africa

Bucket List: Pony Trek – Malealea, Lesotho, Africa

Guest post by Kelly @beafunmum.com There less words and more pictures in this post. It’s taken me a while to sort through the photographs from our trip to Africa in July this year. And before I could share our adventures,  I had to tell the story of what took me to Africa; a hard, yet beautiful story to tell. I look at these pictures and remember one of the best days in Lesotho: the pony trek in Malealea. You see,…

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Maternal Health Care Workshop

Maternal Health Care Workshop

Hi Everyone I just want to let you know about the workshop that was had at St.Denis Clinic for 60 pregnant and nursing mothers which is called Maternal Health Care workshop. The workshop took five days starting from the 22nd to 26th of July. As the name implies, the mothers and mothers-to-be were taught about very important issues to reduce Maternal and Infant Mortality.  Topics that were covered included pregnancy, Labour, child raising, attending ante natal clinics, importance, stages and…

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Hand Me Down, Lesotho Redistribution – September 2013

Hand Me Down, Lesotho Redistribution – September 2013

There is no other way to describe our recent redistribution to the MaHali community centre in Lesotho, other than breath taking. From the moment we met up with Hali, the new Maliba Community Trust Manager, anticipation and excitement filled the air. We set off from Maliba Lodge at 9am and drove to the MaHali community, greeted with the chants of the community workers and the smiles of the children.

I’m asking for…

I’m asking for…

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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Impressions of Lesotho

Impressions of Lesotho

Traveling in by road through the beautiful countryside of Lesotho, mountains sprawling for miles, we came across the magnificent Maliba Lodge. With a picturesque background, and a warm welcoming from the lodge staff, we knew we had arrived. The lodge staff were friendly and welcoming, very professional in nature, and clearly a high standard of service was apparent. As the first nurses invited by the Maliba Trust to meet and work with the St Denis Clinic staff, we were unsure…

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Cuisine of the Mountain Kingdom

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 just coming into harvest time and the grain stores of most families are slim to none so it’s wonderful to see people now in the fields starting to harvest.    While in January and February it was the standard for people to be carrying peaches and usually…

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