With a gun to her head, Mampesi prayed, “Dear God if you let me live I will serve you with everything I have.“
Before this attack by thieves, hungry little ones would often come to Mampesi’s door and beg for food. With 50% of Lesotho’s children classified as “vulnerable and/or orphans”, this was not unusual. Mampesi survived the attack, and she kept her promise to God. Today she and her family run the Tender Care Support Group, which feeds about 65 children a day.
She, and many other Basotho families, are the real heroes.
They are responding to the crisis of children desperate for a meal, for love and care, out of their own limited resources.
So we partner with them, to help them do what they were already doing, and to a greater extent.
We currently partner with five locally registered Child Support Groups that support about 350 children. It’s a huge commitment for these women to cook a meal for so many children every day, above all their other normal tasks (all voluntary). But they do more than feed children. We partner with them to also support: Food and Wellness, Child Rights, Sustainability and Spiritual formation.