A Small Craft Shop at Entrance to the National University
Missionaries began the university and called it the University of Pius XII. After independence, the church turned the university over to the government. Lesotho then joined with two other small countries, Botswana and Swaziland, to sponsor the university jointly under the name of the National University of Lesotho. This shop at the entrance sells handicrafts (textiles, pottery, and carvings) made by local people for the tourist market. A few tourists come to Lesotho, mainly from South Africa.