Lesotho, as the rest of the world, has been impacted by COVID-19. As of July 7, 2020, Lesotho has 155 positive results for COVID-19. Lesotho was the last African nation to report a Coronavirus case and it appeared for quite awhile that they were apparently free of the virus but the cases have been increasing quickly. According to Thabo Khasipe, the chief executive officer of the National Emergency Command Centre (NECC), Lesotho has 10 ICU beds with aim of increasing that number to 1000 to respond to the health needs.
Due to supply chains breaking down, the borders being closed, and the 2019-2020 drought, the stability of providing food, paraffin (for cooking and heat during winter), and fuel is in question. In addition, the prices of the country’s staple food items have significantly increased causing families without work to go without food for days or weeks at a time.
In response to the current needs of our families in Lesotho who have children who regularly attend our Bible studies and participate in our programs, we are seeking funds to provide food for the families through 2020. The monthly expense for a family varies between $35-95 per month depending upon the size and needs of the family. To help us in our efforts, please visit: http://anchoryourlife.com/lesotho-food-crises/