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World Vision donation helps restore health workers' confidence during COVID-19

Gifts-in-Kind donated by World Vision in eight districts of Lesotho to the value of US$ 96,026 include sanitisers, cleaning cloths, dustbins, gloves and plastic bags, overalls and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Assistant Nurse Kametse of St. Denis Clinic in the northern district testifies of the significance of this donation, as one of five nurses serving a population of 13,746.

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World Vision provides water in Ha Phalana

World Vision and partners provide water in Ha Phalana

World Vision concluded its World Water Day 2021 activities with a sod turning activity towards the provision of water for communities living in the areas surrounding Ha Phalana, within World Vision's Phamong Area Programme in the district of Mohale’s Hoek.

The sod turning event was attended by World Vision's partners in Lesotho including Government, civil society, and international organisations concerned with communities’ access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

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Partnering with faith communities to ensure water availability in Lesotho

Partnering with faith communities to ensure water availability in Lesotho

In the build-up to commemorating World Water Day coming up on 22nd March 2021, World Vision has organised a 'Training of Trainers' workshop aimed at building a pool of faith leaders knowledgeable in the 'Jesus Source of Living Water' model, and how it relates to the importance of water availability for the general wellbeing of children and their communities.

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Protect children as we battle COVID-19

Her Majesty Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, also World Vision Lesotho's Education Champion calls for the protection of children as the country positions itself to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Lesotho.

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Supporting children on ARV treatment during COVID-19 lockdown in Lesotho

Supporting children on ARV treatment during COVID-19 lockdown

During school days, children living with HIV, whose families struggle to put food on the table, get their first meal at school and that is motivation for them to continue  with their  studies even despite the difficulties. With the current countrywide lockdown imposed by the Lesotho Government as a preventive measure against COVID-19, these children's hopes of getting that only meal of the day are dashed. Many of them were at the verge of dropping the medication that has helped keep them alive because it requires that they eat first. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) has wreaked havoc in many families across the countries, with ripples spanning around he world. With the first cases identified in the city of Wuhan, China in December 2019, its presence in many countries has led countries to issue orders for people to keep away from public spaces, to the detriment of economies.

As bread winners  are confined at home with no income, it could lead to where reserves are depleted leaving family members including children to starve. We are responding in every country we work in to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impact on vulnerable children and their families.

Initially we are prioritizing 17 countries hard hit by the coronavirus, increasing our efforts to protect, especially the vulnerable children. 

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About World Vision Lesotho

Lesotho is a democratic, sovereign and independent country surrounded by the South Africa. The Kingdom of Lesotho is one of the three remaining monarchies in Africa. Often referred to as the "Switzerland of Africa", Lesotho is a land of mountains. It is the only country in the world in which all of it's lands are about 1500m above sea-level. 

Meet Mathabiso, an unsung hero

'Mathabiso is a retired teacher based in Koeneng Area Program, one of 14 Area Programs in World Vision Lesotho. She continues to empower women and children in her community with life skills. Listen to her story below of how she continued to help her community's most vulnerable during the COVID-19 infused drought.  

Current Projects

Follow our ongoing projects below and witness the positive change we are making in the lives of the most vulnerable children and their families, working together with our partners in Lesotho. Below are some of the stories from the recently ended projects: the ending child marriages and gender based violence project funded by the UNFPA; Farmer, Aquaculture and Rural Markets (FARM) as well as Southern Africa Livelihoods Project.

World Vision Lesotho is also currently funded by the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) to improve disaster preparedness and response in Lesotho's rural districts of Mokhotlong and Thaba Tseka. The project is on its second phase.

Ending Child Marriage and Gender Based Violence

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From Housewife to A Farmer I Koeneng, Lesotho

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COPING THROUGH DROUGHT I How Families Remain Resilient During the El Nino Induced Drought

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It takes Lesotho

It takes Lesotho

To End Child Marriage

Early marriage affects the lives of 17% of girls in Lesotho. Join us in ensuring all children enjoy their childhoods and have bright futures.

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