I really, really love my house. I live in a circular house with a thatch roof and a single room – it’s called a rondavel, and they dot the hillsides of every village in Lesotho. I’m going to take you on a little tour of my favorite corners (ha, it’s funny because my house doesn’t … More Ntlo

‘M’e oa ka

In order to honestly share my experiences as an American visitor to Lesotho, I often have to write about myself – how what I see is different than what I’m used to, how I understand (and often don’t understand) my new surroundings, and how these experiences make me feel. This is fine. It’s useful for … More ‘M’e oa ka


On one of my first days at site, I woke up at my usual 5 am. I stretched, emptied my pee bucket (yes, really), fed my dog, and headed to the tap to collect the day’s water. I’m not exactly a morning person, so when I turned the tap but nothing came out, I assumed … More Metsi

Ha Lekholoane

For me, the craziest thing about joining the Peace Corps (well, aside from peeing in a bucket and cohabitating with giant spiders) is probably how much of my life I’m leaving in the hands of others. For example, I didn’t get to choose my host family during the 3 months of training, and I didn’t … More Ha Lekholoane