A new beginning as three-year-old Rethabile is rescued from malnutrition

New beginning as Rethabile is rescued from malnutrition

When her mother left her at the age of two to look for a job in the neighbouring Republic of South Africa, Rethabile’s  grandmother lost all hope that her grand-daughter would ever make it.

World Vision's newly-established Phamong Area Programme in the south of Lesotho, funded by World Vision's United States Office, is on a mission to uncover challenges facing children like Rethabile and their community so that interventions can be relevant.

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Donated mobility cart comes to Lejone's rescue

“There is nothing as discouraging as having to depend on other people for movement", Mr Lejone Semuli (50) reveals.  "Whatever you want to do at any given point, you have to call for somebody‘s help to move from where you are.  Even more disheartening is when I have to board public transport. Everybody will be allowed into the taxi and I will be left out because I am a burden".

After receiving a free mobility cart from world Vision, Semuli could not contain his emotions when he recalled how stranded he has been since his wheelchair had become too old to help him. 

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Pastor trained by World Vision helps diffuse COVID-19 myths

Pastor Bonga Mzini finds joy in getting to the hard-to-reach areas of Lesotho to ensure communities have a proper understanding of COVID-19 and vaccines. 

In addition to training, World Vision provided him a platform through community dialogues, working together with the Ministry of Health and other health practitioners, to present information on the dangers posed by COVID-19, and how vaccines help communities become resilient against the virus. 

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Bonga Mzini facilitates a community dialogue to dismiss the myths around COVID-19

Pastor trained by World Vision helps diffuse COVID-19 myths

Born in Mount Moorosi in the district of Quthing, in the south of Lesotho, Pastor Mzini finds joy in getting to the hard-to-reach areas of Lesotho to ensure communities have a proper understanding of COVID-19 and vaccines. 

"After being trained by World Vision on different models including Channels of Hope for COVID-19, I immediately identified gaps", he narrates. "I realised that communities, especially those living in the remote and hard-to-reach areas, are reluctant to vaccinate...

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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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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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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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