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Food For Work Brings Hope in Lesotho Village

Coming Together
A Grandmother's Story
Songs of Joy
Today We Celebrate
Combating Erosion
Key Hole Gardens
Hope for the Future
Food Distribution - Mohale's Hoek

 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.