This is an appeal from a friend... Please check out the Help Lesotho website, and particularly their Library project page. A small group of HL people are leading a campaign to raise funds for hiring staff for two small village libraries in Pitseng and Hlotse, Lesotho.
The salary for one library staff member for a year is $2700! During the next few weeks of February 2009, HL volunteers are trying to raise enough money to hire one or two library staff members for 2009.
You can also donate for locally purchased books, bookshelves, chairs, tables, education, and resource posters. Tax receipts will be issued for any donation over $15.