Lesotho Packing List Question: Invitee-Education Oct04

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By Tammy Lawver ( - on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 8:25 pm: Edit Post

I'm an invitee scheduled to depart for Lesotho in October and I need some clarification of the packing list in the Lesotho Welcome Book that came with my invitation packet. "Two sets of non-white sheets"? What Size? I'm thinking that full size would allow for use on either full or twin size mattresses (with some folding and tucking), but I'm on a very tight budget, so if there's not a chance of having a full size bed once I arrive, I'd rather not spend the extra money. What would you suggest?

By Jerry (66-42-106-2.lsan.ppp-inter.net - on Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 10:41 pm: Edit Post

Twin bed sheets should be fine. Figure on leaving all that kind of stuff there when you leave. People will want it and you want to travel light on the way home

By Anonymous (c-24-12-180-115.hsd1.il.comcast.net - on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 8:34 pm: Edit Post

I am a new invitee and I am finding some very horrible dangerous information about Lesotho. I am also not having a good experience w/the Africa Placement phone officers. I am feeling a bit uninformed. Any advise? I was basically told by the Placement officers that I have 10 days to make a decision and that I should be careful what I say or share w/them? Very unusual?
Thank you for your advise,

By Phoebe Harward (c-24-131-238-159.hsd1.pa.comcast.net - on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 12:26 am: Edit Post

I'm leaving for Lesotho on June 14th, 2006 and looking for others that may have been given the same assignment COS and date. Anyone that may be training with me, my email address is phayrae@hotmail.com. Give me a shout out if this is your departure date as well, or if you're in Lesotho for the next two years. By the way, can anyone tell me how many people you train with? -Phoebe

By Andrew Langston ( on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 12:06 pm: Edit Post

I'm an invitee headed for Lesotho June 11 2007. I'd love to hear from any current/recently returned volunteers about how living conditions differ from what they expected/prepared for based on the "The Peace Corps welcomes you to Lesotho" handbook. Email access? cell phone coverage? electricity? I'm at andrewlangston@gmail.com and I'd love to hear from you if you have some wisdom for me or if I'll meet you there!

By kathryn rogers ( on Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 11:30 am: Edit Post

I'm leaving for Lesotho in June, 2010. Anyone with information as to whether a laptop would be advisable to purchase before leaving. Or, find out where I'm serving and then asking to have one sent.

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