Lesotho

Why World Vision is in Lesotho


In 2020, Lesotho faced similar pandemic-related challenges as other countries: The healthcare system was stretched to breaking, many people lost their jobs, and already-vulnerable households became even more strained financially. When schools closed during lockdowns, kids who relied on school meals went hungry and many girls were pushed into child marriage as a solution to hunger. With educational systems like exams disrupted, students’ futures are uncertain. Facing a dearth of income options, people from Lesotho often migrate to other countries looking for work, further weakening their country’s prospects. Also, heavy rains damaged crops and destroyed some roads and bridges, jeopardizing people’s access to both food and necessary medicines at health clinics. Along with partners, we responded to the most vulnerable families with needed support and resources throughout the pandemic. Kids who were in need of medicine and nutrition received survival packages with treatment and food in an effort to help struggling families weather the year’s challenges.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Lesotho

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Farmers received supplies and training in sustainable agricultural practices, ensuring nutritious food is available for their children and the community.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • World Vision distributed educational content on COVID-19 so that kids and families could stay safe and healthy.
  • Thousands of families were supported with cash, vouchers and food assistance to help meet their basic needs amidst pandemic-related lockdowns.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Schools that participated in the literacy program were equipped with new books and resources to help support kids as they learned to read.
  • Girls have improved access to education after several schools were equipped with gender specific bathrooms.

Prayer Requests from Lesotho

World Vision's staff in Lesotho are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For peace and stability during upcoming elections so the country can focus on much-needed development.

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