Providing Lesotho's Children with Keys to the World

This is the story of our efforts to end the vicious cycle of poverty, disease, inadequate education, and early death
in a remote rural community in Lesotho, Africa, by providing quality education and life skills
to the young children there. Join us on our journey ...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Solar Power System Installation: set for May 8-15

Hi Janissa
We are coming to do your installation the week of May 8-15.  We just
got the stuff and are hampered by the poor condition of the road and
have a backlog of unfinished biz because of poor logistics.  I will
keep you informed.  Thanks for the report and good work.  Ivan

New Volunteer - Paula Burgin

First, Id like to welcome Paula Burgin of Soda Springs, Idaho, to our team.  She's an experienced fundraiser who claims she actually enjoys doing it.  That, of course, is music to my ears, because I hate fundraising.  Paula hopes to travel with me to Lesotho in 2012 to help with training and to learn more about Lesotho.  I look forward to working with her and hope the rest of the team will get a chance to meet her at some point.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

from Matlabe - An African thanks, Pueblo

 The Pueblo Chieftain Sunday, April 10, 2011


An African thanks, Pueblo.


I am a school principal in a small village in Lesotho. My knowledge of the world was very limited and I knew not what to expect in America, where I came for the first time outside my native southern Africa.


As I leave Pueblo and the United States I have a strong desire to speak my gratitude to the people of this community for the wonderful experiences you have given me during two weeks among you.


I was astonished sitting in an automobile through an automatic car wash, attending a church service where the songs were projected on a screen, having my teeth examined and cleaned in a dentist's office. I had never imagined these things, and many others.


But the most powerful impression is the people. From the very first I was welcomed as a friend and I have not been treated in any other way by anyone during this visit. Your generous hospitality and many courtesies to a foreigner and stranger in your midst speak eloquently of the United States as a nation of kind, caring people.


Now Pueblo will be known to the residents of a small African village. Thank you.


Matlabe Teba

Ketane, Lesotho, Africa

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Please Ignore the Post about UN Funding - It was SPAM!

Please ignore the previous post that supposedly came from me about funding from the UN for $500,000. That was spam. If you got an email from this blog with that message, please delete it and PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINKS OR SEND THEM ANY INFORMATION.

Friday, April 1, 2011

A letter from FIPE's Jack Wilson to Matlabe Teba

Dear friend Matlabe,

A famous 19th century Scottish poet, novelist, and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, “Life is a series of farewells”. That presumes, of course, that life is also a series of “Hellos”.
Saying “Hello” to you two weeks ago was a pleasure, and your presence in our midst and in my company has been a source of joy the entire time. Many people have told me how favorably they were impressed by your smile, cordial demeanor, and warm personality. You have graced our community and markedly enhanced the favor in which FIPE is held.
You return to your home and your people knowing that some Americans who had never heard of Lesotho now feel they have a friend there. Bettie, Sherrie, and Hamp join me in gratitude for the great gift you have given us. Please know you will remain forever in our hearts and memories.
In gratitude and friendship,


W. Jackson Wilson

from the President Emeritus