CARE's work in Lesotho

CARE began working in Lesotho in 1968. The country was experiencing high HIV prevalence and a lack of access to basic healthcare and education. Youth and women were disproportionately affected by HIV and poor access to food, quality education and a decent livelihood. In 2015, we handed over the running of our programmes to a newly-created local NGO – Care for the Basotho. They will continue to implement programmes in healthcare, HIV, economic empowerment, democratic governance and food security, while we advocate at regional and global levels on the issues facing Lesotho's people.

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

CARE's impact

We work in 79 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our aims

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.

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