Stories from Lesotho

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Lesotho.

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11 interesting volunteer opportunities for 12 months or less

Peace Corps Response offers volunteer opportunities for experienced professionals to serve in communities around the world. 

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Gabrielle and Host Brother hiking

I had my reservations about meeting my host family. I wondered if I, a first generation Tanzanian American, would fit their preconceived notion of a Peace Corps volunteer. 

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Gao with some students
One day as I was sitting in my rondaval, looking at the people who were passing by my host mother’s tiny shop, I saw that my host sister was talking to a boy.
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Dave Gorman and Tumi Taabe pose with kids on bikes

It’s been over 25 years since my Peace Corps service in the Kingdom of Lesotho, in southern Africa. 

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Primary school mural in Lesotho

If I were to paint a picture of where I spent 24 months as a Peace Corps Volunteer, I would paint steep, green mountains and snow-capped peaks—simultaneously beautiful and, at times, severe. 

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Marie Fitzsimmons and Kirk Peters with Frank and Anitha- school leaders

Muraho.” “You are there.” It is the greeting of Rwanda. And as it is said in Lesotho, “Ka mosa.” “Even after.”

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Travis D. Wohlrab

Never had I felt more welcomed in an unfamiliar setting in my entire life than in Lesotho. 

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VIDEO: Hospitality in Lesotho

Volunteer Jeff Duck takes us on a walk through his village in Lesotho.

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