Aid Worker Diaries - Lesotho: “We saw incredible joy when CARE provided help”

Published on 27 February 2013

The small kingdom of Lesotho is experiencing a severe food crisis for many months. (..) At the beginning of February we also distributed cash vouchers so the most vulnerable people could buy food in the markets, and we saw people dancing because they would be able to buy some maize and corn. We also use these distributions as an opportunity to educate men and women about the dangers of violence in the homes or of young women having to sell the only thing they have left – their bodies – so that they can eat. (..) CARE will continue distributing vouchers and we plan to distribute cash to 2,000 together with the World Food Program (WFP) to the most vulnerable households following their participation in a number of environmental rehabilitation activities.

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