I could not believe there was a frozen section at the grocery stores here. Once again, I was wildly misinformed about what kind of shopping access there would be in eSwatini.
I realized pretty early on that eSwatini was not as isolated as I expected. We were taken to the grocery store after a few days in the country, and my mind was blown. There wasn’t enough time or money to process everything the Matsapha Pick’n’Pay offers, but I knew I would not have to eat rice and beans for every meal every day of my service after that first shopping trip.
Simply stated, you can buy just about anything here, although some things can come at quite the price.
So how does this access affect what you should bring and what you should buy in-country?
What you receive
Every PCV and Response volunteer will receive kitchenware, bedding, a few…
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