Lapa (pronounced lap-UH) is the African name for the fabric that is used to make everything from curtains to dresses. Liberia has beautiful lapa with many colors and design. One of my favorite activities is to go to the market and peruse the surrounding lapa shops. Just like in U.S. fabric stores you can usually find the best ones in the remnant pile! We put a new lapa in each of the Mama Kits. Here is a stack of lapa that will soon be on their way to clinics across Nimba:
Guess how many lapa are in the stack! Ok, so it isn’t “Name that Fruit” but there will be a prize!