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Lesotho 2018

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On an unexpectedly snowy day too cold for school, some of the Mavuka village kids bring their dolls outside—but only after having taken advantage of the lingering snow to throw some snowballs. Lesotho’s winter runs from May to September, but the highlands experience occasionally heavy snowfall even in the summer months of November and December. Due to the intense sun at this altitude, it is a rare treat when snow in the Drakensberg Range lasts a whole day, especially during spring and summer.
– Michelle Wilcox ©2015
PCV Lesotho 2013–2015

República del Perú
Western South America

Area 1.3M km2 (54th)

Population 30.4 mil (23/km²)

Gov’t Constitutional Republic

Capital Lima (9.9M)

GCP/capita $12,300

Unemployment 9%

In poverty 26%

Life expectancy 73 yrs

Infact Mortality 20/1K live births


Literacy 95%

Languages Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

Religions Roman Catholic 81%, Evangelical 13%, other 3%

Labor Force Agriculture 26%, industry 17%, services 57%

PCVs 1962–1974, 2002–present CURRENT: 243; Youth & Community Economic Development, Health, Environment; TTD: 3,475