The UpBeat: Ottawa charity honoured

Feb 14, 2016

As the founder and executive director of the NGO Help Lesotho, Peg Herbert has learned to expect the unexpected. Whether she is overseeing the construction of a set of stairs in an African village that has never seen a two-storey building (the notion of gradual slope needed some work!), delivering a workshop for orphaned teenage mothers who grew up without mother-models of their own, or envisioning the future of the Ottawa-based organization, she knows how to be flexible and be ready for anything.

In mid-December 2015, Herbert awoke to some unexpected news. Help Lesotho — the organization that started out in her basement and has since grown to a $1.6-million annual budget — was named as a top-25 charity in Canada by the Financial Post.

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