About Lesotho

About Lesotho

Their most urgent needs

are food, income and healthcare

About Lesotho

Action Lesotho is an Irish NGO based in Tralee, County Kerry. Since 2005 we have operated projects in the villages around Maputsoe in north-west Lesotho where we seek to support some of the most disadvantaged in the community.

In Lesotho close to one third of the people live below the United Nations poverty line of $1.90 per day.

Lesotho is a beautiful, mountainous country but it is one of the poorest globally. Over the past twenty years the devastating AIDS epidemic has infected more than a quarter of the population.

Life expectancy is among the 10 lowest countries in the world and hundreds of thousands of children have been orphaned, often cared for by the most elderly in the community.

Working together with our team in Lesotho we aim to provide some of the poorest adults and children with education, health care, the skills to access employment and the capacity to grow their own food.

In Ireland the Directors of Action Lesotho serve on a voluntary basis; all donations and the income from Action Lesotho’s three fundraising shops in Tralee go directly to support these projects in Lesotho.

To hear more about the work Action Lesotho does, check out this interview with members of the AL team on Radio Kerry. Or get in touch with us by email at info@actionlesotho.ie.