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50 Chickens! Likhoho li teng!

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 of the village, along with vegetables from the gardens. We wanted to have free-range chickens and demonstrate how you can raise chickens without building an expensive concrete building. We built chicken tractors instead, enclosed chicken runs that are portable. After the chickens have eaten all the…

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Ha Mali Community Center Opening

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 introduce its current and potential activities to the community.  We had about 200 people of all different ages come to the opening.  We didn’t run out of popcorn or fruit, and the drink mix was a surprisingly big hit and seemed to make up for the…

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Lesotho Tourism – The way forward for sustainable economic freedom

Lesotho Tourism – The way forward for sustainable economic freedom

Lesotho is a land of contrasts High unemployment Many people live on less than  a $1 a day More than 30% of the Adult population has HIV A lack of development and natural resource’s And yet it is a country with a unique beauty unlike any other! Pristine natural environment unpolluted mountains and streams Friendly Basotho people  who enjoy a  simple subsistence living Wide open spaces and a complete absence of over development

Our Ha Mali Community Center

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 I went door-to-door for my household survey.  My work at the schools didn’t seem to touch many of the problems the people in my village complained of: not having easy access to a clinic, not having jobs or training for them, the number of orphans living with elderly…

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Journal Excerpt from Sept. 1

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) and two life skills classes at different schools this afternoon.

What 24% HIV+ Really Means

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, but less so about working on the AIDS pandemic. It just seemed like such a monumental and depressing task. We were told that the official prevalence rate was 24% of people in Lesotho were infected with HIV. It sounds like a lot, but it is totally…

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Village Life – from the point of view of an American Peace Corps Volunteer

Village Life – from the point of view of an American Peace Corps Volunteer

’m a 23 year-old university grad student from suburban America, who has come to live in a rural village in Lesotho, southern Africa for the next two years. I’m often asked why I became a Peace Corps volunteer, giving up the comforts of home, flush toilets and electricity, and good salaried jobs, to come live in developing Africa.

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