COVID-19 in Lesotho

COVID-19 in Lesotho

With the onslaught of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Lesotho declared a lockdown on March 29, 2020, despite not having any confirmed cases at the time. The six-week lockdown compromised Lesotho’s already fragile social and economic support systems and caused major...

Stories

Mats’epo’s Story

Mats’epo’s Story

Through Help Lesotho's Young Mother Program, participants receive 'Starter Packs' to help them with the initial investment needed to launch small businesses. As much as these young mothers try to find jobs elsewhere, the high degree of unemployment in the country...

Nkhonos of Qoqolosing

Nkhonos of Qoqolosing

Grandmothers ('nkhonos' in Sesotho) hold a special place in Lesotho families. Our Grandmother Support Program empowers 200 rural grandmothers each year with education, access to local resources, and psychosocial support to help them overcome grief and care for their...

Computer and Life Skills Impact Stories

Computer and Life Skills Impact Stories

    MOLEMO “I found out Help Lesotho offers Computer and Life Skills from a family member who graduated from it in 2016. He told me I would enjoy it very much just as he did but I think I even enjoyed it more.” Molemo started working as a radio presenter soon...

Recent News and Updates

Welcome, Julia Thompson – Executive Director

Welcome, Julia Thompson – Executive Director

On behalf of the Help Lesotho Board of Directors, Peg Herbert and I are delighted to announce the appointment of Julia Thompson as Executive Director of Help Lesotho. Julia brings to this position extensive experience of working in development contexts in Southern...

2022 Year-in-Review

2022 Year-in-Review

Read our highlights from 2022, all thanks to generous supporters like you! Please click the report image to read.  

Young Mother Program Overview

Young Mother Program Overview

Help Lesotho's Young Mother Program is a comprehensive approach to capacitate pregnant teenagers and adolescent mothers with strategies and support to cope with the repercussions of being young, often single, mothers. This involves emotional turmoil, dropping out of...

Peg’s Letters from Lesotho

Since her first trip to Lesotho in 2004, Peg Herbert has written letters to her family, friends and supporters about her experiences and the progress of the organization. Peg’s Letters tell the full history of Help Lesotho in the authentic and passionate words of its Founder and Executive Director.