Food For Work Brings Hope in Lesotho Village
The Food for Work Programme was established in the Mohale's Hoek area of Lesotho to help residents overcome high levels of food insecurity. After 2 seasons of crop losses due to climate change, many families were no longer able to meet their daily food needs. Today they work together to build structures which combat erosion due to heavy rains, thus protecting the surrounding top soil and ensuring that crop lands remain strong.
In exchange for their work the community members receive staple foods such as maize meal, pulses and cooking oil. The Food for Work Programme is supported by USAID and was designed to ensure gender equality as well as to improve future food security.