Lesotho faces a major challenge with more than 488,500 orphans and vulnerable children in a country with only 1.8 million people.
But here’s the deal.
Many Basotho people are caring for orphans and vulnerable children, even though 40% of the population lives below the poverty line. Out of their meager resources, they are reaching out their arms to bring these kids into their fold. Yet, their resources are limited and there are gaps in their ability to help these children. A gap may mean a child doesn’t eat for a few days. It may mean they don’t get to go to school that year.
This is where we come in.
Faith Foundation focuses in helping the Basotho people continue to do what they are already doing, and more. We partner with local community groups, the Lesotho Ministry of Social Development, the Child and Gender Protection Unit, and other stakeholders to minister to the needs of the most vulnerable children.
We have a strong value in not creating new projects or programs. We encourage and support existing local efforts that started out of their own volition (not because an outside organization paid them to do it).
This is where we believe sustainability has it’s greatest chance.
Lesotho’s future lies in the hands of her children. And we believe that future is bright. We have to act now, equipping and empowering communities to raise the next generation, a generation rising above the challenges of their country.