Lesotho

Country Info

CARE has operated in South Africa since 1993 and Lesotho since 1968; the two offices merged in 2001. Despite the range of differences between these two countries, South Africa and Lesotho share many of the same causes and manifestations of poverty and inequality. In both contexts, high rates of HIV/AIDS and a lack of access to basic health care and education perpetuate cycles of underdevelopment. Youth and women disproportionately share the burden of disease, and lack food, education and livelihoods.

CARE works with communities and local organizations within South Africa and Lesotho to implement programs in the areas of health care and HIV/Aids, economic empowerment, democratic governance and food security.

Our Work in Lesotho

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Gender, Sex and the Power of Solidarity: The Implications of Empowering Women at Risk of HIV and AIDS

We know that empowering women is fundamental to ending poverty and protecting human rights and dignity. But as program implementers and advocates, we want to better understand how increasing women’s empowerment influences women’s vulnerabilities to HIV so that we can strengthen this work and scale it up. With this in mind, CARE set out on a global journey to explore this relationship between women’s empowerment and vulnerability to HIV through a multi-country, comparative research study in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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