Crafts made in Mukuni Village and sold at the Mukuni Village curios craft market. For centuries the Leya people in Mukuni Village have lived a peaceful, traditional tribal life but like much of Southern Africa the village has been decimated by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Being in a tourist catchment area, close to Livingstone and the Zimbabwian border Mukuni is vulnerable. However Chief Mukuni, along with The Butterfly Tree is working hard to advance the education; which he believes is the key to overcoming the problems caused by this devastating disease. It is possible to go on  a cultural tour of  Mukuni Village and see a traditional way of life. We encourage visitors to first contact The Butterfly Tree so that we can arrange a personal tour. If you have already made arrangements please take time to visit our projects when looking round the village, so that you can see first hand the difference that has been made at the school, the health center and within the community. As a result of the visit numerous people from around the world have offered support, some sponsor an orphan, others have funded a bore hole and provided vital funds for our malaria prevention program.