News and Stories: Lesotho
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CRS and our Catholic partners lead the way with preschool education that benefits children and gives working parents peace of mind.
CRS helps vulnerable women and girls cope in a high-risk environment.
Helping women live independently greatly increases their defenses.
CRS helps communities bring their mountains back to life after decades of overgrazing and erosion.
Poverty cuts deep across Lesotho, but with just a little extra assistance, families can progress toward prosperity.
Positive parenting programs are helping caregivers communicate better with their children. Maisaka and her granddaughter, Mpolokeng, are sharing their story.
In a context of chronic poverty or illness, where resources are always in short supply, learning new skills for communicating with children may not seem like the top priority. But caregivers have found social support, communication and positive parenting can safeguard children for a brighter future.
They are such simple things—variations on the type of small vegetable plots many of us have in our own backyards—yet keyhole gardens are having a profound effect on the lives of people in Lesotho, a small nation that's an "island" in the middle of South Africa.